To help this she has been having 1-2-1 sessions learning how to do breath control (“umbrella breathing”) by her speech and language therapist and communication assistant. This helps her significantly and allows her body to become in a more relaxed state to help with her communication.
Annie also uses a PODD book to communicate and can navigate and use this system well via eye pointing, but often prefers/defers to use of speech. Annie can create amazing sentences and has made some fantastic stories during lockdown using her new PODD book.
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