He's doubled his vocabulary since I wrote about the assessment. Not only that, but he knows most of his colors and most of the alphabet, even if he can't say all the letters. I think he's gone from a ten or twelve word vocabulary to something like fifty or sixty--with more appearing every day.
One of his new little things he does is run to the kitchen door, reach over the gate, look back at me and chirp "Eat? Eat?" when he's hungry. And now that he can do that, he's eating every couple of hours. And he's put on about two pounds. Yep, my 40" tall son now weighs a whopping 30 pounds. The pixie is only about ten or eleven pounds behind him.
He also makes specific requests for what he wants to eat: "I wah nutbed" is I want peanut butter bread (nut bread), and he says "ham" quite clearly. Chicken is still "gak" for the sounds they make.
Other requests are coming, too. He asks for "ju" (juice), "dink o dur" (drink of water), "Tas" (Thomas the Tank Engine DVD--best reward for good behavior). He's started asking to draw with crayons on printer paper, too. Most other requests take a few tries to understand, but "Pee pee?" is self-explanatory.
It's amazing how he's turned the corner. I don't know what flipped the switch, but he's gone from a silent or screaming with frustration little boy to a little boy that still gets frustrated, but does better about getting his needs and desires across.
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