“She needs to learn to communicate,” the angry and closed-minded school officials repeated over and over.  “Until she decides communication is important, she will struggle.”  “She needs to gain communication.”  My and my friends’ attempts to convince them that she DOES communicate fell on deaf ears.

And then I return home to my kids.  I return home to my daughter who doesn’t communicate.

While playing in her room with Mimi the next day, Elliot came back and joined them.  Apparently Chloe was annoyed with his being there.

“Out!!” Chloe vocalized and signed with both hands.

Elliot, laughing at her strong feelings and demands, stood at the door, continuing to annoy her.

Chloe stood up, went to her bedroom door, gave Elliot a good shove, and slammed the door in his face.

Hmmmmm.  Too bad Chloe doesn’t communicate her feelings and needs.


12 responses to this post.

  1. Wish you had videoed it!


  2. Even video may not prove it to the school. I have had video and they still doubted…like she could fake it just for the video? Grrr!
    Good luck in dealing with the school. That is a never ending job…


  3. I forgot to say ‘way to go Chloe’! I think she communicated how she felt perfectly!


  4. Good stuff!!!! Even the door slamming is communication, don’t ya think? 🙂


  5. Posted by Cindi on August 13, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Love a girl who knows how to get her message across. Perhaps Elliot should share his experience with the school. Maybe they would listen. 🙂


  6. Posted by Audrey on August 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Perhaps the school needs to learn that the most important part of the communication process is the “listening”.


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