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jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 16-Sep-08 08:54:35

DS1 is saying Mummy properly and with meaning. He must have ready my thread last week, because he definitely wasn't. It changed over the weekend (must have been the surfing ). Apparently he sits in school saying 'mummy' and signing home.

madmouse Tue 16-Sep-08 08:55:54

ahhh bless
nothing beats that right smile

silverfrog Tue 16-Sep-08 08:57:08

oh, that is fantastic grin

BriocheDoree Tue 16-Sep-08 08:57:43

That's wonderful! smile

magso Tue 16-Sep-08 09:07:17

Oh that is brilliant!!

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 16-Sep-08 09:07:34

He said Daddy this morning as well. He's always said "daddy' but with a kind of "I don't speak properly/at all' accent.

The weird thing about 'Mummy" and now "daddy" today is that both are pronounced completely and utterly totally normally. And if you heard him say just that you would have no idea that he is non-verbal.

rosie69 Tue 16-Sep-08 09:26:07

How lovely! my NON VERBAL dd who has never had any meaningful speach said " I dont like it" clear as a bell when grandma offered her ice cream last week, didn't know whether to laugh or cry so did both!!!!

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 16-Sep-08 09:31:28



When ds1 said daddy this morning, it did meet stunned silence, then an exchanged look between dh and I.....

cyberseraphim Tue 16-Sep-08 09:35:22

Could it be the reading program you started? We toured a possible school for DS1 last week and we met a boy (8 years ?) who started to speak after learning to read. His reading was very basic but it did seem to have kick started the speech.

Aefondkiss Tue 16-Sep-08 09:42:17

jimjams that is so lovelysmile

Tclanger Tue 16-Sep-08 09:45:01

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oops Tue 16-Sep-08 09:46:00

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jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 16-Sep-08 09:46:42

Possibly cybersaphim but we're still on the pre-reading bit. Although that does work on receptive language.

I think it might be an effect of being 2 years post learning to imitate (NT babies speak about 2 years after imitating don't they- well a bit earlier). It has also co-incided with a mass explosion in signing - which gives me hope. As speech and sign go together.

Had enough false starts to know that his spoken vocab may well always be limited to Mummy and Daddy though......

oops Tue 16-Sep-08 09:49:04

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geekgirl Tue 16-Sep-08 09:51:55

brill grin

MannyMoeAndJack Tue 16-Sep-08 09:52:06

Amazing! What a wonderful thing to hear! smile

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 16-Sep-08 09:53:09

He's always communicated for years (to annoying levels in some ways- he has to share with me everything- if I get dragged to the window to be told that granny and grandad have gone on a ferry again......) he just doesn't have a way to communicate easily (shoving, pushing, grabbing arms and shouting being rather long winded )

The desire etc is there- just no tools to do it. The signing is a bit barking, but nice to see.

oops Tue 16-Sep-08 09:58:28

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jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 16-Sep-08 10:06:06

Same as ds1. He uses 'toilet' for shiatsu for example hmm

eidsvold Tue 16-Sep-08 10:21:07

jj - that is fab! grin

SixSpotBurnet Tue 16-Sep-08 10:22:46

That's lovely, jimjams!

eidsvold Tue 16-Sep-08 10:23:48

<shameless hijack. love the yurt pics on profile!! smile

twocutedarlings Tue 16-Sep-08 10:24:59

oh JJ what wonderfull news !! im all tearfull now!!

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mehgalegs Tue 16-Sep-08 10:29:34

That is fab. grin

Saker Tue 16-Sep-08 10:30:06

Brilliant! You'd better start a new thread listing all the words you don't think he will ever say and then show it to him grin.

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