My son finally received his talking device

@Thoroughrob (11750)
United States
March 4, 2007 10:51pm CST
We received it at the beginning of the week. He is doing really well with it. Just thought I would update you all. I can't wait until it is programmed with just his information so that he relates to all of it. I really think it is going to be a good thing for him!!
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@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
5 Mar 07
This will make such a huge difference in his life. I am glad it has happened. So do I understand that it came preprogrammed, and not all of it is relevant?
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I am so happy to hear that your son received his talking device and that he is doing very well with it. I am sure it probably takes some time for someone to get used to the device but he seems to be doing great and hope things continue to go well for him and for you and your family. I definitely think it will be a good thing for him and am sure he will like it very much and adjust well.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Hi. Please let me know how your son does with the new talking device. We tried one with our son at school, but he refused to use it. There is a link to a girl on the Yahoo group Autism-Cures who does not talk or look people in the eye but who has a typing device that talks. She can type so fast that she can talk normally with the device. Blessings, Albert
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I'm so happy for your boy! I bet you can't wait to have a real conversation with him. Congrats!!
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I am so glad to hear that. I bet you did a "happy dance" when it arrived. How long should it take you to program it with his information?
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I still have to learn how to do some of the programming. The speech therapist and I are getting together tomorrow and hopefully we can figure some of the more complicated stuff out. I have already took some of the things off that doesn't pertain to him but I am just a little leary of tackling the programming by myself. I don't want to mess anything up. We should be able to get some of it done tommorrow and get it generally ready for him.
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• Canada
14 Mar 07
That's fantastic. It always brings tears to me eyes, the idea of a child who has been previously unable to communicate being given the ability to actually say 'I love you'. I have been studying to be a speech therapist, and also have two special needs children and lots of freinds with special needs children. I love that we can help our kids tell us what their needs and wants and feelings are.
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
14 Mar 07
Yes, I´m sure he will feel a lot better. Communication is so important. I bet you´re really happy. You´ve done well by posting this here. It´s always nice to have good news. Blessings Dana
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
6 Mar 07
im glad for you an your son.this will be great way for you an him to comuncate with each other.an you will be able to grow an learn new things together.i wish you an your son the best.be carefull setting everything up.i hate to see you mess it up.after you being waiting on for it.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
6 Mar 07
That is wonderful news both for your son and for the whole family. You will be able to communicate with him on a different level. I'm sure he will have less frustration when he gets to work it all out also. Good luck to all of you.
@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
5 Mar 07
That's great! I'm glad to hear he's doing so well with it. I imagine he enjoys being able to communicate alot better? I think it sounds like it's going to be a good thing for him too!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
5 Mar 07
That is great news. I know it will work well for him.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
good luck with it! I certainly hope it makes everyones life easier, and it does what it is supposed to do. How exciting! Keep us updated!
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
5 Mar 07
thats just awsome, he must love to have a voice
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@rainbow (6763)
5 Mar 07
I'm so glad he's getting on well with it, the change to communicate more easily will really be good for allof you! Let me know how he gets on please!
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Yippie!! He finally got it! I hope this helps him a lot and he quickly gets used to using it. How exciting for him, it will open up a whole new world for him. Bleessings to you and your family!
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