Saying "I Love You" On Mother's Day!
Saying “I Love You” is very important to most moms (and dads), especially on Mother’s Day (& Father’s Day). I never need to receive a mother’s day present from my son….. he is my present….. he was born on Mother’s Day (18 years ago). I feel like he is my never-ending perfect gift. He says “I love you” often, even at 18. So mixing this sentiment with my work, it saddens me to hear people say, my daughter does not “talk”, I only wish she could say “I love You“. I have learned that with AAC strategies, ALL children can say “I love you”. Here are some ways to help children (adults) ‘say’ it more often, in a conventional way, and so everyone can hear it.
- Record “I Love You” on a one hit message device/card/picture (Record with #1- your child’s voice, #2 same aged matched peer, or #3 yourself).
Make it Part of A Routine.
Some people tell me this is not an authentic way of saying “I Love You”, but we would ARGUE that. We see all the time, that after enough practice and opportunities, spontaneous and heartfelt “I Love You” happens. If the teaching and practice is done you will be amazed at the many times you hear “I love You”.
Filed under: PrAACtical Thinking
This post was written by Robin Parker