The other night I had a dream. I was watching myself have a conversation with Jess. We were using our talkers. My fingers were tapping without hesitation and I wasn’t using the search feature. I was a rock star! The last sentence I recall saying was, “I don’t need help” and then I woke up. Hopefully this is a premonition as to what is to come.
Whenever I start tapping on the talker, Jess gets a certain glint in her eye and immediately picks up hers. It must feel good to have someone speak your language.
You don’t have to be the best modeler to have impact, you don’t even have to be an SLP, you just have to be a communication partner.
Where Jess prefers the “miss hit method” while searching for a word, I tend to hover over them. Kind of like when I’m looking for an item at the market and it is right in front of me. Even though our styles are different, I’m thinking her way is better. I’m watching her learn from mistakes, whereas you don’t learn much when you freeze. It’s true, he who hesitates is lost.
Hmm, I wonder, who is the modeler?