This week our word of the week has to be
Ethan’s speech over the summer holidays has come on amazingly. We think he has moved on to the echolalia stage in his development as he is repeating things. He has started to repeat the Peppa Pig theme tune, including the times they laugh. When we visited Hastings he also repeated everything his Nana said.
This week there has been a change, Ethan went quiet again but when we went out for walks he would gesture towards things and grunt. With his grunting he wanted to know what he was gesturing towards and I have had to name every shop and sign that we pass.
To say the grunting makes me frustrated is an understatement so I asked him to say ‘What is it?’ and he did.
This has continued and Ethan has been asking me ‘What is it?’ nearly every few minutes of the day. This is also followed with an iPad being thrust in my face and at one point my tea was knocked all over me.
So it has been a week full of questions, answers and lots of repeating. It has at times been draining as I’m the one that needs to answer all of the questions, but the positive thing is that Ethan wants joint interaction and wants to know what things are. You never know he might also be learning to read with all those signs he is pointing out!