Hello. My name is Abby. I'm eight years old and I was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome when I turned two. My parents work hard to help me make sense of the world around me and this blog is meant to help others understand my world and my journey with Rett Syndrome.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Abby starts with A!

Something amazing happened this week.  Alison, Abby's speech therapist,  and I were talking with her today about school.  Abby kept grabbing the turkey that she made earlier that day at school.  I guided her to the "art class" page on her computer so she could tell us about it.  She immediately said "red, yellow, orange".  It's not often that Abby is that quick and consistent.  I could tell she was "on".  She then went, on her own, to the alphabet/spelling page.  The letters are arranged like they are on a rotary phone (remember those?), with each box representing three letters.  When she hits the ABC box, she has the choice of selecting any of those 3 letters.  In the spelling page, she can also say things like "it starts with", or add punctuation.  Anyway, she immediately spelled her name.  A-B-B-Y!!!  She was able to go in and out of the letters three times and find all the letters.  We hadn't even asked, which is probably why she was able to do it without getting anxious. Amazing.  So her therapist and I both went crazy and Abby proceeded to say "it starts with A".  And thats not all.  She kept tapping the turkey with her hand and then said "it starts with T U".  She was so proud of herself. My girl is learning how to spell!!! 


  1. This makes me sooooooooooooo happy!! G-O Abby!!

  2. Wow this is so unbelievably exciting! I'm so interested to know why you chose the Ecopoint over say a Tobii... love to hear if you have time after Christmas! Emma

  3. Your blog so inspiring for me. Thanks for sharing knowledge.