BELIEVING

Sometimes I will say things by spelling the words.
This is a clever thing to do.

Sometimes I will point to things on my own.
This is a clever thing to do.

Sometimes I will say things by speaking.
This is also a clever thing to do.

Sometimes my words may be difficult for people to believe.
This often makes me feel hurt.

When people do not believe my words
I will try to get them to believe me by saying the words
in a way that people understand.

I might try to point to some words on my own.
I might try to speak those words
or answer questions with a yes or no.

Getting people to believe me is sometimes very hard.

 

© AUGUST 2003
(Written during a session with his speech therapist, Jane Remington-Gurney) 

 

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