And the day has arrived ...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Well, we got our first DynaMyte Aumentative Communication Device today. It's one that a family donated to the school system for other families (like us!) to try out. It's an older model with no user manual (and no online manual, really??), but it'll give us a way to determine if this is something Dylan can benefit from. These tools are VERY expensive (like $8,000 - $10,000) so we're really lucky that we get to try before we buy!

There are lots of other alternatives (sprial bound notebooks with pictures, sign language, etc) if this doesn't work, but we're starting at the top. You know how we are :)

I'll have it for the next week and will post updates here as to how we're progressing. Wish us luck!


Anonymous said...

With all due respect to your esteemed pediatrician, who holds this specialist in high regard, and for whom I have great appreciation and respect, find another developmental pediatrician - NOW. Jacksonville must have one, right? And as they say, ask a barber if you need a haircut, and guess what he's going to say? Ask a developmental pediatrician about an energetic four year old with speech issues and - surprise! - she sees ADD. That may in fact be what's really going on, but you can't stick with a doctor who won't treat you with some minimal degree of attention & concern. It's too soon to retire quietly into a pigeon-hole diagnosis, so keep looking. And man, you're right to be insulted, that's just plain rude treatment. Hang in there, mom.

We're in your corner, my friend!