Sunday, April 13, 2014

Daniel’s Words


We sat down and made a list of Daniel’s words/word approximations tonight.  I was pretty surprised when we got to 28, and that’s not counting the sounds he uses to identify horse, cow, pig, dog and rhino!!

Here they are, in no particular order:

up fish hot Jesus
bye hat duck Josh
coat school help backpack
Caleb more ball Grandpa
cookie Mom cup cleanup
cereal pop go pants
cracker water cheese stop

Of course, unless you spend as much time with him as we do, you won’t understand the difference between coat, Caleb, cookie and cracker.  They all sound like “kuh.”  But he usually puts a sign with them to help us out.  And you probably won’t be able to tell the difference between Jesus and cheese…but he knows, and uses the sign for Jesus whenever he says it.

He is very good at up, bye, hot and hat.  They’re clear enough that he doesn’t need signs to help interpret.

And I’m amazed at his use of backpack and Grandpa.  He even uses two syllables for each of them!

Daniel’s speech and language progress has had a mini explosion over the last few months.  Not only is he making more noise in general, but he’s identifying items when asked.  Tomorrow he is getting his hearing aids and starting preschool at Sound Beginnings.  I can’t wait to see what happens over the next few months!

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