Autism Pre-Verbal Singing

Whenever I’m asked about Ethan’s speech I always describe him as non-verbal. I think this is possibly because even though I know that we, thankfully, have been starting to acquire words, Ethan still couldn’t communicate with people outside of the family unit. Other people tell me that Ethan is pre-verbal as he does make sounds, …

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Put Away!

This past week Ethan has been vocalizing a new phrase. He can now say ‘Put Away!’ Well it sounds more like book with a P but it’s a new sound and a new form of communication. The only problem is this phrase is highlighting his OCD tendencies. Little E will be happily playing on her …

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Hello Duck!

We have noticed over the past few weeks that Ethan is vocalizing more. He is trying to copy things we say and he even surprised us with a new word, Book! He has found the sound for K and this also meant his word for duck became a lot clearer. Whilst we were on holiday …

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A New Word – Apple!

At the moment it feels like Ethan is being quite vocal. There is lots of babbling and sometimes I can work out the words he is trying to say with his vocalizations. An outsider wouldn’t be able to understand him, even Darren and close family struggle, but it’s nice to know that he is trying …

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Ethan Called Me Mummy!

New Years Eve 2013 Ethan gave us a new word Hello! We couldn’t believe it and we watched and waited and thankfully it stuck around. Ethan’s words are a funny thing. One day he can come out with a new word/vocalization, we heard rainbow the other day, and you will never hear it again. That’s …

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