Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Most Beautiful Word in the World

“MOM” – the most wonderful sound I have ever heard! I mentioned in an earlier post that Ashley was working very hard on learning to say some words using the Tadoma technique. Amy, her aide and best friend, has been working so hard with Ashley to teach her to say the word correctly. Amy infuses every activity that she and Ashley do with some sort of speech therapy, and it has paid off! Ashley can now say “MOM’ perfectly! Just the other night at dinner, Ashley signed “cookie please” and followed the sign with the spoken word “MOM”. Do you think I jumped right up from the table and got her that cookie – damn right I did!!

Thank you, Amy. Thank you, Ashley. I love you both!!

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