Trina N

"When my son, Simon, was first diagnosed with Autism, I heard about Tracy Vail and Let's Talk. We didn't immediately go to see Tracy because we were in Durham and she was in Raleigh. Instead we chose a SLP who could come to our home in Durham. That first year, we learned a lot about what did and did not work with Simon. We found out about Verbal Behavior and started working with him at home applying this new found technique and found this was the key to unlocking his communication. Later that year, we realized that our first SLP was not making any breakthroughs but we were in our home program.That is when I attended at Workshop and heard Tracy Vail speak. I was mesmerized by her and the work she was doing. I was so amazed to see the kids she was working with and their progress. By the end of the workshop, I was convinced Simon must see Tracy. I called Lets Talk and got on the waiting list to see Tracy. It took a few months but was well worth the wait.The very first time Simon worked with Tracy there was an instant connection.Simon said words I had never heard him say and cried so hard when the session was over. He never wanted to leave let's Talk. At that point I realized that Tracy has an amazing gift from God to work with kids with Autism. We were able to see her for about a year, 2 times a week and each time Simon cried at the end of each session having to leave Tracy. We also were able to have Tracy consult on our home program. After that year we moved away to Ohio but Tracy has continued to come and consult with us here.I have learned so many invaluable lessons from Tracy. She has taught me so much about how to help my son become verbal. He was diagnosed with Severe Verbal Apraxia by Tracy when he was 5. Now some 3 years later he has over 200 signs and 50 words and he is saying new words each day! To see him talking is such a wonderful miracle! Thank you Tracy for your work with Simon, our family, and home tutors you have made a tremendous difference in all our lives and we are so thankful that God brought you into our lives. I highly recommend Tracy Vail; she is God's gift to the families she works with. We love you Tracy! Thank you again for your work with Simon."

Trina N

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By Tracy Vail, MS, CCC-SLP, Autism Consultant and Heather Forbes, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA There is currently a great deal of debate in the field of speech-language pathology about the kinds of words that should be taught first to nonverbal (or minimally verbal) individuals with communication impairments...


"Mommy, let's go find more Easter eggs!"..."I don't want to watch that video... it scares me"..."Daddy, fill the pool up so we can swim"..."I'm finished eating, may I pleased be excused?" Wow!!!! Words and sentences I only daydreamed of...

Tracey D.

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