June 6, 2007
Nostalgia, and not the good kind
Short version: after Schuyler had a another bad day at her summer after-school program, we checked the data log on the Big Box of Words (which records all her key strokes with time and date stamps) to see if there was some clue as to what she was saying or doing at the time of her conflicts. And that was when we discovered that during her time at the program, she did not use the device ONCE. Not a single time. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a five hour gap from when she left school to when we picked her up.
The assistant site director asked me today what her speech device looked like. This was two days after we looked him and the director both in the eyes and said that yes, she needed to use it as frequently as possible.
Things have gone so well with Schuyler for the past two years that suddenly having this situation blow up in our faces has an extra bitter taste.
Schuyler, the little girl girl with the world's most positive spirit and the taste for fresh adventures and new friends, told us tonight that she doesn't want to go back. I don't blame her.
This gets fixed tomorrow, one way or another.