Wordless Wednesday (actually, word-full)

This video literally made me cry.

As someone who went through 10+ years of speech therapy due to Moebius syndrome (facial pareisis), I can’t tell you how much I would have benefited from having a facility dog there! I actually didn’t mind my private speech therapy sessions, usually (I was lucky to have a few really good therapists). But doing it week after week, year after year gets a bit old.

Speech is also funny when it comes to my dog. Cassius understands me perfectly. I actually don’t get mis-understood that much anymore (I think thanks to all that TalkTools work I did), but when I do… I can’t help but think “hey, if a dog can understand me… you should be able to figure it out!”

I know, not particularly nice. But I can’t help myself since I now have a yellow, furry, slobbery guy who understands me perfectly.

4 Comments

  1. Hannah says:

    Love this! Cannot help but smile. 🙂 I have something called auditory processing disorder (considered a learning disability), and while I hear sounds fine, you have trouble processing sounds correctly. Because of this, I couldn’t talk well and had a lot of speech therapy when I was younger. Seeing Tillie work with these kids makes my heart smile!

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  2. Hannah says:

    Love this! Cannot help but smile. 🙂 I have something called auditory processing disorder (considered a learning disability), and while I hear sounds fine, you have trouble processing sounds correctly. Because of this, I couldn’t talk well and had a lot of speech therapy when I was younger. Seeing Tillie work with these kids makes my heart smile!

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  3. Kevin L. says:

    Aside from Tillie, that therapist seems AMAZING. Wish there were more like her in this world. Anyhow, that was a great idea to use a dog in speech therapy. Great post, Natalie!

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  4. Kevin L. says:

    Aside from Tillie, that therapist seems AMAZING. Wish there were more like her in this world. Anyhow, that was a great idea to use a dog in speech therapy. Great post, Natalie!

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