Beginning …..January 2011
The end of May, we decided not to replace the Dynavox. It was temperamental and their updated version was more difficult to program. To top it off, we could not afford to support it when Jess aged out of school. We could not afford to buy a $9,000 device every four years either. Because the Dynavox wasn’t user-friendly, Jess realized it was easier for her to use gestures. For us, the underlining problem with the Dynavox was when Jess had more to say, she had to navigate through too many layers, it got complicated. She lost interest.
Back in January, Jess had been evaluated for other AAC devices. They said no to PQ2G and I don’t recall what they suggested, but they definitely did not recommend using an iPad due to her poor fine motor skills, and her distractibility. Even so, the only thing I had seen at this point was Proloquo2go. Something about it seemed not appropriate for Jess who was now 20. [Read more…] about Going rogue; how we found SFY