La doar 18 luni, cainele Stella a invatat deja 29 de cuvinte si reuseste chiar sa creeze “propozitii” cu ajutorul unui dispozitiv inedit, scrie New York Post.
Christina Hunger, patolog specializat in limbaj, a decis sa sa foloseasca principii de comunicare augmentative si alternative pentru a-si ajuta cainele sa comunice.
Atunci cand Stella avea doar 8 saptamani, Hunger i-a creat o placa speciala prin care putea interactiona si prin se care putea exprima.
Placa include 29 de butoane si fiecare corespunde unui cuvant, printre care “afara”, “parc”, “ajutor”, “mancare”, “minge”, “fericit” etc.
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“Stella ne spune de obicei ce vrea intr-o secventa de 2 pasi,” explica Hunger intr-un video publicat pe Instagram.
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I AM MIND BLOWN 🤯 Last night after coming inside, Stella said “Come eat come play.” I was pretty sure she meant that she wanted to eat dinner then play, but I asked, “Do you want to eat or play?” to clarify. • Stella licked her lips, paused, and responded, “Want come eat.” After Stella ate, she immediately dove at her toy and started playing. • AHHH! This is amazing for so many reasons! Stella told me a sequence of two things she wanted to do. Then, I asked her a question containing two options, and she answered with a short phrase confirming her original message! Stella even expanded her own phrase from “Come eat ” to “Want come eat.” The speech therapist side of me is completely amazed, and the dog mom side of me is incredibly proud. Yay, Stella!! • • • • • #hunger4words #stellathetalkingdog #proud #slpsofinstagram #speechtherapy #AAC #ashaigers #slp #corewords #SLPeeps #slp2be #aacawarenessmonth #earlyintervention #languagedevelopment #dogsofinstagram #dogmom #doglife #dogs #animalpsychology #doglover #dogvideos #sandiegodog #catahoula #blueheeler #smartdog #dogcommunication #mydogtalks #animalcommunication #interspeciescommunication #loveanimals
De exemplu, in unele dimineti Stella vrea mancare intai, pe cand in altele vrea intai afara inainte de masa. “Dimineata asta, de exemplu, Stella ne-a zis “vino, mananca, joaca”, ceea ce insemna ca vrea sa manance intai, dupa care sa se joace,” declara Hunger intr-un video.
“Sunt intr-o stare permanenta de uimire si soc,” a declarat Hunger pentru People. “In fiecare zi spune ceva mai interesant decat ce a spus in ziua precedenta.”
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Stella uses language differently when she’s in a heightened state versus when she’s calm! • Today when she heard some noises outside and wanted to go investigate, I told her we were staying inside. • Stella responded by saying, “Look” 9 TIMES IN A ROW, then “Come outside.” She was clearly in a more frantic state, and her language use matched that. We all sound differently than normal when we’re in distress, Stella included! • I’m impressed that Stella is communicating with language during her more heightened states, not just when she’s calm and in a quiet space. This shows me that words are becoming more automatic for her to use. It’s similar to when a toddler starts using language to express himself during times of frustration instead of only crying. That happens when it’s easy for the toddler to say words, not when he’s still learning and it takes a lot of focus to talk 🧠🗣 • • • • • #hunger4words #stellathetalkingdog #slpsofinstagram #speechtherapy #AAC #ashaigers #slp #corewords #SLPeeps #slp2be #earlyintervention #languagedevelopment #dogsofinstagram #dogmom #doglife #dogs #guarddog #animalpsychology #doglover #dogvideos #sandiegodog #catahoula #blueheeler #smartdog #dogcommunication #mydogtalks #animalcommunication #interspeciescommunication #loveanimals
“Modul in care foloseste cuvintele pentru a comunica si cuvintele pe care le combina sunt foarte similare cu modul in care ar face acest lucru un copil de 2 ani,” a continuat Hunger. Experimentul cu Stella i-a oferit speranta ca va putea invata si alti caini sa “vorbeasca” prin intermediul dispozitivului inovativ.