|1.||( often foll by to ) to adjust (someone or something, esp oneself) to different conditions, a new environment, etc|
|2.||( tr ) to fit, change, or modify to suit a new or different purpose: to adapt a play for use in schools|
So, adapt we must. Braden’s needs are liquid, flowing freely from one level to another. As his parents, we make to be flexible enough to bend and adapt with him. To remain rigid or to deny his changes would only hurt everybody. I spent some time talking with Braden’s super amazing teacher last night. We are starting the process of getting Braden evaluated for adaptive technology.
For those who aren’t sure what adaptive technology is, there are several devices out there that use technology to help Braden speak. While we can understand about 60% of what he says, that percentage declines as the day progresses. We are hoping that we will get to understand what Braden is trying to say to us. It will be a huge relief to not be left scratching our heads. Braden will be a happier child when he can be understood.
We are putting other ideas in place to help Braden communicate a bit better with the world. Please let them work!