So in January, I took Jess to be cast for her brace and I was asked to choose from a selection of designs. I narrowed down the choices, and gave Jess 3 or 4 to choose from. She VERY clearly chose one. Now, it wasn't the one I would necessarily have chosen for her (so I guess it is just as well I asked her, and didn't just decide for her!) and I kept double checking with her that I had understood her correctly. But yes, and it was some of the clearest communication I have seen from Jessica in a long time. We now have the brace, and have to gradually increase the time that Jessica wears it every day. However, this has turned out to be a very slow process, as Jessica has been so ill since December.
However, this last month Jessica also needed new leg splints (ankle-foot orthotics) and again I took her to be cast for these. And again, I gave Jess a choice of designs- and she chose exactly the same design as she did for her rigid brace, while giggling hilariously! She clearly knew exactly what she was doing, and she now has matching accessories. Every girl should have matching accessories, even if they are slightly unconventional ones!!