Ever wonder what it is like to struggle with communication? What it would be like if you didn’t have language to help you in your everyday life? No voice, no sign-language, no communication device to share your thoughts with those around you?
I was just telling my teen today that we should all try to go a full day without using any communication so that we could get a small glimpse into the world that has The Boy trapped inside his own head. Trapped – with limited ability to express himself to those around him. His only recourse is to get violent with us out of utter frustration. I can’t blame him. Sometimes I was to scream and throw a tantrum out of frustration myself.
And I have words.
And the ability to escape my surroundings should I choose to.
And control over my environment where I could manipulate it should I so desire.
He does NOT.
This video is amazing and puts it all into perspective for those of is who aren’t suffering. It is like a splash of ice water in the face of caregivers. Those of us who ‘thought’ we knew what our children wanted, only to have him or her have a complete meltdown. Thank you Carly – this is important. It is eye opening. It is profound.