January 22nd, 2008

MacCauley

Denial is not a strategy

I took mom to the speech therapist this morning. She was supposed to help us organize the buttons on my mom's dynavox (her speech device) so she could find them.

But the upshot is that my mom just doesn't want to use them. It's too slow, hard, and limiting. She wants to type or write. She's wordy. Really really wordy. But she can't type very fast already.

In a few months, she won't be able to type or write. And she doesn't want to use any other method. She already can't use her right hand more than a couple of half hours each day.