Saturday, January 02, 2010

Max Knows His Animal Sounds (& His Name!).

Max has had a lot of progress over the past few months. One of the key areas we have noticed an improvement is his speech. He is now spontaneously requesting things he wants (with minimal prompting to label the item). He knows most of his animal sounds, though sometimes due to the fact that he is still working on pronouncing the letters "B" and "P", or anything that requires you to push air across your lips, it is hard to understand unless you know what you are listening for. His eye contact has improved dramatically, and he knows his name and his age! Not bad when you consider he only started repeating sounds when prompted on August 20th 2009. Amazing what a lot of hard work over 4 months can bring!

7 comments:

  1. Haschmo9:57 PM

    Wonderful!!!!

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  2. He really enjoyed the whale sound!!! They are my favourite too :)
    Are beards in these days? Because my husband has grown one too. Or is it outerwear for the face for winter?

    I am so pleased to see this video. Well done Max. And you guys too!

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  3. Anonymous9:22 PM

    So glad to see you back writing, Happy New Year!!!

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  4. Stranded - I think beards are back in...but this beard in particular will be shaved within the next few days (or so I've been told).

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  5. Karen K9:47 PM

    That's a great step forward!! Bravo, Max!!!
    Happy New Year to all of you and missed your postings!

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  6. i am late on this, so much fun! yayyyy max! awesome progress.

    and wawowow your scott's grizzly adams thing is HOT!!! ;-)

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