The Color of a Voice

Prentke-Romich sent us another Springboard Lite so that we can return Ken's to him. Micah is quite fascinated with the dual devices. It's like talking in stereo.



He debated long and hard which color he wanted his voice to be.



He chose orange.



You know how I know? He found the page with our family members on, and pressed MICAH. He gave me the black one, found the family page, and pressed MOM.



It still brings a tear to my eye to hear my boy talk to me.

25 comments:

Jenn said...

Awww, that's so great !

Melissa said...

This is just the beginning...you know that right? :)

the planet of janet said...

oh honey, that's so beautiful!!!!

justmylife said...

That is so great! It brings a tear to my eye that you are getting to hear him talk to you. It is just the beginning.

imbeingheldhostage said...

You're not the only one getting soggy!

Trisha said...

Micah is really spreading his wings - so to speak - isn't he?

Andrea said...

Hooray for two voices!! LOL!! It's so cute that he wanted you to have one too. Such a sweet boy.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

There are no words to tell you how big the smile on my face is right now! Bless his beautiful little heart!

Burgh Baby said...

You know what? You were right. For the year that I've "known" you, you've said that you were positive Micah could say more than he was verbalizing. You. were. right.

CC said...

THIS is your opportunity!!! Use it! Both of you use one. Practice together. Have conversations together. Use your devices and model, model, model. You won't have 2 devices for long so use this unique chance while you can!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I'm so awe inspired by you guys. And, he shared with you!

HalfAsstic.com said...

I am so happy for you and humbled by your joy!

utmomof5 said...

He is just to cute!! It makes me grateful that sometimes my kids never shut up! :)

Karen Deborah said...

God is so good, ya'll make me feel like bawlin! that sweet boy!

Michelle said...

You have got ONE SMART COOKIE there, Karen.

The Sports Mama said...

This is just so beyond awesome!!

Bia said...

This brought tears to MY eyes.

Blessings,
Bia

Momisodes said...

That is so awesome.

I'm sure it is pure music to your ears.

Debbie Yost said...

Wow! That's all I can say. I'm not surprised by this, and yet I am just a little. Like Peanut, I know he knew what was going on, but to actually see it happening... I just can't imagine how this makes you feel. Well, a little, but I'm still waiting for my miracle. I'm praying PECS will be it for us.

Michelle said...

Looks like Ken will be getting the black one back! LOL

Trannyhead said...

Good choice, Micah! I love orange. It's totally hawt.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

It's exciting seeing proof of how much he really understands, isn't it?

just jamie said...

God I love it when you post these stories.

caramama said...

Fantastic!

Kaylis -- furzone@pemtel.net said...

Hey, it's so cool that I just found the section on the PRC website about your Mikah ONE day after he received his long awaited Vantage Lite! I guess my Mikah's a bit younger than your Micah since mine just turned 5 in December, but otherwise they sound SO much alike, and not just their ages and having Ds either. (Any weird typos are because he's sleeping against my chest as I try to type this :). )

I first heard about PRC from a post on UnoMas.com last March, and we were able to have a representative meet with us, the SLP, Mikah's Case Manager, and her student-follower later in the Spring. He started making jokes on the thing within five minutes... We offered him choices of crackers, juice or a game. You know, like -I-want-food-cracker. He went for "I want coffee" and such with a huge grin on his face! He got a short trial run, but only at the therapist's office due to their new policy on loaners, in June. Since I picked it up yesterday afternoon he's spent a lot of time just playing with it (the representative said this was usually the best way for kids to learn to use it after a brief introduction), and has used it to pick french toast for breakfast this morning, even though I didn't point out that as a choice from the list. I've done a bit of customizing, but have run into some issues that I hope to work out when I call PRC on Monday. I agree that everyone that I've talked to from there has been wonderful. Best of luck to your Micah from me and my Mikah!