One of my favorite quotes:
"Not being able to talk is not the same as having nothing to say."
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist -- so this quote stays with me in my head every work day. It is very true and I am constantly amazed (and not in a good way) how many times I have to point this out to people. Usually I am very subtle--LOOK! Johnny is_______he is trying to say______when he does ______.
Children (and grown-ups, too) all communicate-we just have to "listen" with more than our ears.
I love my career choice. I love working with young children. I love giving them a way to communicate-by speaking or some other way. It is a joyful moment when a child communicates something new.