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Using My Head to Talk, Not My Mouth

Session 
5.1
Personal Experience
  • Courtney Allen
Summary

I would like to talk about my communication – how in my head I see pictures and from that I need to find the words and then put them together to make sentences.

When I was little I didn't have any symbols to talk with so I used my eyes. . I started working on language and making sentences at 17 but couldn't see the point because single words got me what I wanted.

Now I still have Speech and Language Therapy every week and can speak in sentences on my Accent 1000. I know that It is difficult to talk with people when I use single words – easy for me but difficult for others. It is easier to talk with people when I use sentences – easier for others but difficult for me!

It is still difficult to make sentences and I don't like asking questions because I don't know which question word to use or how to make my question. I still use pictures in my head to solve problems, imagine the outcome and put that into words.

Level of Session 
Introductory
Age Group 
All Ages
Interest 
Primary school
Special school
Adult
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