Communication

Singing Christmas Songs

Ethan really embraced his Christmas singing in December. It was amazing progress to witness. We have to remind ourselves that Ethan only really started to gain his words last summer. That’s less than eighteen months ago! I had to look back at my previous blog posts to see the real jump in progress. In April …

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Makaton Please

When Ethan was first diagnosed with autism we were introduced to Makaton and we started to learn the signs. It quickly became apparent that Ethan wasn’t interested in learning the signs. I say wasn’t interested, I’m sure that there is more to it than that as it took Ethan a long time to learn that …

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Little E’s Words – Bubbles

I have finally got around to capturing one of Little E’s first words. We think her first word was officially tree, or tees as she likes to say, but bubbles wasn’t far behind. With her love of bubbles we really aren’t surprised. Nanny was the first to hear bubbles as Little E pointed one out …

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Ethan is Choosing

Over the Christmas holidays we discovered that Ethan has a new word, he will now tell us that he is It took me a while to work out what he was saying but when Ethan was being a little boisterous and I wanted him to stop he would tell me he was ‘choosing’! Pinning his …

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A Speech Update – Pre-Verbal Autism

Three years ago Ethan was silent. Totally non-verbal with no noises what-so-ever! Then something amazing happened and he started to babble. Over time Ethan also gained some words, only a handful, but it was all positive steps forward in his communication. This time last year Ethan was still babbling and talking in his own language. …

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