I had the privelege of going to Crew's preschool today. I was impressed with the interaction he received from the teachers. There are only 6 kiddos with 5 teachers. Crew gets a lot of one on one attention. It's great!
We met with the Augmentative team. They observed Crew and talked to me about the different communication devices. There are several options. Identifying and pointing to pictures of objects/activities is an emerging skill. I feel like Crew would do well with a simple 4 square communication board. We will probably start there.
I was introduced to some amazing equipment. It is exciting to know that there are so many possiblities out there for Crew as he continues to progress. One of the latest state of the art communication devices is the TANGO. The tango is lightweight. The voice is a childs voice. Using the device, a child can say things like, "I love you", or "Your bugging me , dad". I love it! It has a digital camera attached so you can take pictures of family, friends, toys etc and program it to voice the corresponding word or phrase. It even has the option of changing the voice to a mad, whiney, or happy voice. Who wouldn't want this for their kid!
Check it out here!