Every now and then my brother knocks my socks off by showing me a skill I never thought he would master!
Motivation for finding his favorite football game on TV was a big enough kick in the pants for him to learn how to speak clearly to say "N-F-L" into the voice activated remote.
Anybody who knows anything about Down syndrome, knows that understanding speech patterns in persons with Down syndrome can be difficult.
Voice activated controls are usually not an option, but HE DID IT!
Moms & Dads - Keep going. Keep pushing through, especially when others say "no way". Your gut knows what is possible and as a special needs sibling, I can say with confidence that your other children will LOVE you even more for pushing their siblings to always go farther than others expect.
If you sit at an IEP table, this checklist is for you! Parents, teachers, therapists and support team members... you can all use this tool for your next IEP meeting!