Don’t put limitations on your loved ones, always allow them the opportunity to teach you the limits to their cognitive capabilities. We must have expectations for our children, and provide them with the tools and skills necessary for them to reach their full potential. Without this commitment we are just placing more limitations upon them.
“The worst thing you can do is nothing. (Re: teaching children with autism)”
I myself have used many different tools on the market today in my quest to grow Sadie’s world, and will be the first to say that they provide much needed support for people and families living with verbal disabilities today. These tools can be affective for the communication that they are designed for, which is face to face within the same room.
However it is my opinion that this approach or philosophy towards communication is flawed.
If you’re loved one can communicate with you within the same room, then your expectations for your child must grow. What you may be doing, unknowingly, is creating more limitations. Same room interaction or communication should only be the start of a life time commitment to the removing of limitations from a loved ones life.
Same room communication does not allow for the person living with verbal disabilities, the opportunity, or choice to communicate independently as well as socially. When you break it down all these tools are offering the same thing, communication that is limited.
- It’s limited by the lack of choice. Who they wish or desire to communicate with may not be in the same room this can lead to frustration and anger.
- It’s limited by distance. Isolation, not allowing a person the opportunity to explore, and express themselves independently as well as socially.
- It’s limited by not providing people the opportunity to teach us what their full cognitive potential may be.
We must provide the environment and encouragement so people living with a verbal disability such as non-verbal ASD can reach their full cognitive potential.
"For every accomplishment, there should be celebration, but at the same time expectations should grow. If not, we get stagnation which is just another form of limitation". -TippyTalk 2015
This approach is part of the philosophy here at TippyTalk. There is no one else offering social communication independence to people who are non-verbal. TippyTalk is leading the industry into the future of communication for people living with non-verbal Autism and other verbal disabilities, by removing the limitations of same room communication.
The fact is any social communication independence is a game changer for people living with non-verbal ASD. For the first time sisters, brothers, and parents can now imagine communicating with their loved one on a whole new level both socially, and independently, freeing them from the limitations of same room communication.
All made possible through the use of our next generation technology in the form of TippyTalk.