Beyond Words is the story of how a boy finds his voice, as told by his mother. Even after years of experience as an educator, Diane Linder cannot make sense of the conflicting opinions of experts, nor can she accept the grim prognosis given to her young child. Through her recollections we follow the twisting, turning path she and her family must follow as they seek help for their son. Diane learns to question therapists and evaluators and to listen to her own intuition. She finds herself connecting in new ways to old friends and finding friendship in new places.