Saw this today and had to grab it! This is so Bella! She is one smart little lady, but she is so easily dismissed. Yesterday at Speech, her ST asked me if they could do an Assistive Technology assessment on her. She wants to get Bella a Dynavox. Sigh! I have never wanted one. She can communicate! She signed beautifully! She can speak now. But with her weak core and diminished respiratory reserve, unless she is whispering, she is hard to understand. I understand her though, but I am not with her 24/7 to serve as her interpreter anymore. Speech told me, “She is so smart, but if people can’t understand her they will dismiss her.” Oh ouch! So once again I swallow my pride and say yes, bring on the AT so my baby can show the world how amazing she truly is!