Communication shouldn’t give someone back pain, if it does that means that they have the incorrect device . As I have discussed I have used the inappropriate communication device for five years which has given me severe back problems. A communication device should not hurt to use as over time the child can develop chronic pain in the body part they are accessing with. The child needs to be comfortable while using the communication device and if they aren’t comfortable we need to change it immediately. The act of communicating should feel natural and comfortable .
The correct device should be easy to use right when it’s provided to the individual, and that is actually possible as we had tried a new device with myself and it immediately worked. Children shouldn’t have to injure themselves to communicating. I want all of my clients to be comfortable while talking so they will want to communicate. Communicating will allow the individual to demonstrate knowledge with little effort and hopefully without pain.
As a professional who has used the inappropriate communication device for five years and have hurt myself using it, the child needs to be comfortable while using the device. Children are not like adults they don’t have thematurity to work with something which hurts their bodies and they will just stop talking. We have the responsibility to find the right device for every individual and once we do, we can sit back and watch them thrive.
Until Next Time, Enjoy Your Children