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Penguin: Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRRomeo I just had such an affirming experience. On my 8hr intl flight back from a conference, I sat next to a father/son. In broken English, the father began to apologize/ warn me that his ~10 yr-old son had severe nonverbal autism, and that this would like be a difficult journey. 1/ 2:59 p.m. 28 Aug. 19 Twitter Web App 41.3K Retweets 178K Likes Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h Replying to @Rachel RRomeo I told him not to worry, I was a speech-language pathologist with lots of experience with minimally verbal kiddos. Challenging behaviors began even before take off: screaming, hitting me, and grabbing for my things. The father repeatedly apologized, but did little else 2/ t 813 19.2K 55 Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR...18h I asked him how his son preferred to communicate. He didn't seem to understand. Perhaps this was a language barrier, but I think instead the child had very little experience with communication therapy. I put away the talk I was working on & asked if I could try. He nodded. 3/ 11 L 705 18.1K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h I tried to see if he was stimulable for a communication board. I started by pulling up some standard images for basic nouns on my computer but I could tell that screens really bothered him. So I summoned my god-awful drawing skills and tried to create a (very!) low-tech board. 4/ 1680 13 18.3K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h And by god, it clicked. I made symbols for the things he was favorite stuffed penguin, and for his dad. He took to it very quickly. I introduced way more symbols that I normally would, but hey, how often do we get an 8-hour session?! 5/ grabbing, for his Li 768 20 22.6K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h By the end of the flight, he had made several requests, initiated several times, & his behaviors had reduced quite a bit. The father was astounded clearly no one had ever tried an AAC approach with him. I gave him the paper & showed him how to use it, and he nearly cried. 6/ 1992 105 28.5K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h This was the human desire for communication, pure and simple. To connect with another person and share a thought. Communication is a basic human right, and I was overjoyed to help someone find it. What a privilege and a gift. 7/ t 2,713 48.5K 172 Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h As I face the upcoming job cycle and the nearly endless imposter syndrome of academia, this was precisely the reminder I needed about why l love studying language/communication development. It was a good day to be an #SLP ! 8/8 2,387 2,987 94K
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derpy-creep-face: nepenthesophrosyne: xxlemonade-drinking-ghostxx: fallentitan98: dr-gloom: aidenjaxwrites: rosjon21620: http-royalboy: teamnowalls: lunaaltare: 11thsense: Y’all r wildin OUT HELLO? ii but he sexy as fuck tho he could be my gangster penguin ill be his bird  BUT IS NOBODY GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE REST??!?1?! AND FINALLY THE GAY ICON EVERYONE NEEDED K I N G F U C K I N G J U L I A N I FINLAY FOUND THIS POST AGAIN guys ive seen this before and it makes me so happy you all need to see it too imagined King Julian dancing and had to reblog 😍 That is the most accurate human king Julian I’ve EVER seen, I love all of these! VERY NIcE Where are the other penguin humansonas? Here is the other two penguins for those asking. But like srsly this dude has A SHITTON of cool art. He is called “Crazy Tom” : ll T-Mobile LTE 6:58 PM Explore candymiesa Follow 101,665 likes candymiesa Omg Follow @candymiesa for more...more derpy-creep-face: nepenthesophrosyne: xxlemonade-drinking-ghostxx: fallentitan98: dr-gloom: aidenjaxwrites: rosjon21620: http-royalboy: teamnowalls: lunaaltare: 11thsense: Y’all r wildin OUT HELLO? ii but he sexy as fuck tho he could be my gangster penguin ill be his bird  BUT IS NOBODY GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE REST??!?1?! AND FINALLY THE GAY ICON EVERYONE NEEDED K I N G F U C K I N G J U L I A N I FINLAY FOUND THIS POST AGAIN guys ive seen this before and it makes me so happy you all need to see it too imagined King Julian dancing and had to reblog 😍 That is the most accurate human king Julian I’ve EVER seen, I love all of these! VERY NIcE Where are the other penguin humansonas? Here is the other two penguins for those asking. But like srsly this dude has A SHITTON of cool art. He is called “Crazy Tom”
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