‘Wait’

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‘Wait’

Until tonight, I didn’t know if Justin actually understood that word.

There are a lot of words I say that I’m not sure Justin actually understands, or between my gestures/body language and tone that he just assumes.
Or if I’m yelling for him to wait, that he turns to look just to see what I’m yelling about. lol

But tonight, we went for a walk around our block to look at the lights and talk about them on his AAC device.

We came up to a house with a projector.
It was making these little green lights show up on their house, lawn and trees.

I stopped because Justin stopped.
I figured he was just waiting for Tyler and I to catch up.

“Alright Justin. Let’s go?”
I held up his device so he could tell me let’s go.

But instead, he said: ‘Wait.’

I figured it was an accident… I had JUST added that word yesterday and only showed him when to use it a few times during our walk last night.

“Wait?”

He turned away from me and stood looking at the house.
He wasn’t leaving, so we waited.
After 20-30 seconds he picked up his device and said ‘Let’s go.’

And we continued our walk.

The Kreed Foundation is giving me moments like these.
Moments that I get to understand my son a little bit more.
Understand his likes.
Dislikes.
His understanding of words and actions.

Moments I might not have had, if it were left up to the school, for many years to come. When they said he was “ready”.

Moments that may seem so incredibly small.
But are truly huge for me and my son.

#JustinsVoice
#AAC
#Nonverbal
#TobiiDynavoxCompass
#TheKreedFoundation

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