This conversation had me thinking. Evie deserves to have a voice in Sunday School too, but the device shouldn't be a distraction. We will need to help the teachers to describe the device to the other kids as something that helps Evie talk, and that there would be a no-hands policy. Inclusion means helping everyone to participate, and my job as a parent is to empower others to help Evie to be fully at the table, voice and all. I am so thankful for the teachers who volunteer their Sunday mornings, and especially Evie’s 1:1 aide who does it out of love for Evie. She is our partner in helping Evie to participate, and I can’t wait to brainstorm with her.
Leave it to a 6 year old to share some wisdom with me. I can't wait to see what she becomes when she grows up!