Here's my quandary: The Speech Therapist wants us to put together a notebook for Bob. This notebook would contain pictures (mostly clip art) of everyday objects or people and also words like "yes" and "no". The idea here is that Bob could point to a picture of what he wanted, for example, if he wanted a tissue, he could point to a picture of a box of tissues. Or if you asked him a question, instead of saying "yes" or "no," he could point to the word. This is supposed to make life easier for him and she has made these personalized notebooks for a number of her patients and thinks it's a great idea and it will help him communicate better.
I am not so sure about this. My concern is that if he has such a notebook, he may not try to speak the words because it's easier to point at a picture. I am worried this would be more of a hindrance to his recovery than a help. Am I wrong? Am I just being stubborn? Am I in denial?
I know there are a lot of wise women (and men) out there reading this blog and I would like some advice on this dilemma. I need to hear some other opinions. What do you think?? Would this be a help or a hinderance? What would you do? Let me know by leaving a comment. Thanks.