Language is suddenly pouring out of Jamie in a torrent. When he said five new words in the space of an hour, I decided to start writing them down so I wouldn't forget them by the time his next therapy session rolled around.
That list took up half the white board on my refrigerator.
Since I started keeping track (on FRIDAY) he has said all of the following:
Perry (as in, the platypus)
beep (for beeping noses)
ting (for clinking glasses together)
thank you, Mama
Roary (the name of a toy)
Toodles (from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)
"French toast" happened just this morning. "What do you want for breakfast, Jamie?" I asked him.
"French toast!" (not clear or distinct but intelligible)
"French toast?" I clarified.
Easiest. mealtime. interaction. EVER. It hasn't been that easy since he was nursing full time and there was only one choice to begin with.
Our next step is to start working on two and three words phrases to teach him how words can go together. He's starting to pick it up already.