Friday, April 1, 2011
Last night Ben and I added three qualities to the 'Backpack' section of his iPad, which he'll use at his upcoming passport session (to plan his life).
Proloquo doesn't have an image of a suitcase, which is what this section is actually called, so we improvised with a backpack.
This section focuses on strengths and positive qualities the person brings with them. I wrote out a number of descriptors and asked him to pick which ones he thought captured his strengths (e.g. kind, Star Wars collector, loves reading, computer whiz).
This is what he picked, in this order.
"Funny." "Smart." "Gentle." (He made it clear that he was only going to choose three qualities because of his limited interest in programming them into the device).
D'Arcy and I felt these described Ben to a 'T' and were so touched.
"Ben is smart," D'Arcy said. "But it's an unconventional smart. I wish more people could see that."
The day before we looked at the 'My story' section and in response to: "What would it be important for people to know about you?" Ben signed "I'm a good person."