Stella's New Words (Videos Included!)
Hi friends! The past couple of weeks have been filled with more words, laughter, and learning. We added seven more words to Stella’s device: “want, get, park, happy, mad, bed, go.” At first, she was not thrilled we needed a new board.
But, after a few days of modeling, Stella began taking ownership of her device again and using each new word independently. Here are a few videos of her updated progress:
1. "Christina outside"
2. "Go Jake mad." Jake went out of town last weekend and Stella was not happy about it! Right before I grabbed my phone to start recording, she was saying “bye Jake bye Jake” repeatedly.
3. “Stella want love you play outside.” With more words and practice, Stella's length of utterance is increasing. This is just one example of the many longer phrases we’ve heard lately.
*Fun fact: Since adding the word “happy,” we have truly seen more smiles than ever from Stella. She frequently walks around the apartment smiling after we model “happy.” When we suggest going to the beach or all taking a walk together, she often responds by saying, “happy” and smiling nonstop!
I hope you all have a great weekend! As Stella would say, "go play outside happy bye."
Christina Hunger, M.A., CCC-SLP