a blog about raising a daughter with cerebral palsy and learning unexpected lessons along the way

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Conversation

Communicating with Oia takes some skill and a good dose of interpretation. You can't just ask her any ol' question and expect to get a clear answer. That's not to say she doesn't know the answer or have an opinionated response. Too often though, the words just fail to come from her mouth correctly making many of her words unintelligible. Conversing with questions that require a yes or no response works best for us which means give-and-take conversations are almost non-existent in our home, although we do try. But recently, her expressive language has picked up some speed and is developing into something we had always hoped and knew it would (though the road is still long). Last night's conversation with Daddy is proof that expressive language is indeed still emerging...

Daddy: Hey Oia, tell Daddy where the kitchen rug is.
Oia: (pointing to the back deck door) Out.
Daddy: Why is the rug outside?
Oia: Pee!
Daddy: It's outside because there is pee on it! Who pee'd on the rug?
Oia: (tapping her chest and smiling) Me!

It came and went just like that. A "real" conversation concluded with laughter. Her words, not to mention her honesty, made our hearts smile.

8 comments:

  1. yeah, that's pretty awesome:)

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  2. That is SO DARN CUTE!!! Awesome that she was able to communicate. That would have been so beautiful to see, thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. That picture made my day!!
    You go girl!

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  4. IT SOUNDS LIKE OIA IS REALLY IMPROVING.. VERY CUTE CONVERSATION... DID DADDY ASK HER WHY SHE PEED ON THE RUG

    MELISSA

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    1. Melissa, we are potty training and it's a doozie!

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    2. HI MO.. YES, SOMETIMES IT CAN BE HARD, BUT I AM SURE ONCE SHE GETS THE HANG OF IT. IT WILL GO FASTER.. GOOD LUCK MO! WHEN MY NEICE WAS GOING THROUGH IT SHE PEED IN THE STRANGEST PLACES BUT LEARNED FAST.. WE ALSO REWARDED HER FOR DOING IT A STICKER OR OR FAVOURITE CANDY..

      THANKYOU, FOR YOUR RESPONSE
      MELISSA

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  5. I love that girl, her conversation, and her love of potty humor!! :-)

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