I've been setting up Wesley's "Go Talk" and YAY! It's working! :)
Today at lunch I put him in his wheelchair with the tray and the Go Talk on the tray. I put his hand on "drink". I gave him a drink. Again, "Drink" and I gave him a drink. Then he pressed the button! Then, when he finished chewing each bite, I began by pressing the 'eat' button myself then moved after the first several bites and started having him press the button. I see I need to rework where I have the buttons (so he can reach the 'important' ones better) and possibly even get a different layout, but... this is a beginning! He's been extending and hitting 'a' button when he wants more to eat!
I'm going to make a new layout that says "more" instead of just "eat" and then some that have specific foods-- chicken, vegetables, bread above the general 'eat' and 'drink' and 'more' so that he can eventually say WHAT he wants more of.
For now, he just knows that he presses something on the board, it talks, and he gets more food. So he's trying it! Maybe I'll just set one of the boards to ALL say "more" so no matter which button he presses it says "more" :) Then start splitting it up to differentiate further. We shall see...
But for now, he's getting the idea of it!
If anyone has suggestions as to what types of words they use or where they get their pictures (I used 'real' pic's from around the house and some from Google Images to do this initial one.
I also set up a board for Aleksa (using the same device, you can 'save' 5 different sheets of info) but she looked at it and walked away. We'll try more later... like when she's eating since that is the most motivating thing for her!