R’s VB therapist has asked that I make a list of all the words he has to see how to modify his therapy
She asked me this last year as well
How easy it was last year!
Easy and painful to see his handful of words
• Sheep Mother
• Sheep Father
And the ubiquitous more and all done
That was it !
As I type in R’s words today a year later, I see the word tally slowly increase
I try to picture his day in my head to jog my memory for all the words he says when he wakes up , when we play, at meal times etc
Yes, he is autistic
Yes, he has severe Apraxia
But now he also has more than one thousand words
This from a child who not too long ago – we thought would never speak
Some days, I feel I am in the presence of a miracle unfolding
I picture our bed time routine to finish up the document
And I end appropriately with R’s simple bedtime prayer “Fank you Dod”
Yes, thank you god
Thank you so very much
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