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I think he might be saying 'Ball'

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Frasersmum123 Wed 04-Feb-09 10:28:50

Proud mummy moment alert!!!!!

Had a horrible melt down afternoon yesterday because a man came to read the meter at about 2pm which set DS off all afternoon.

However about 6pm we were playing with his balls (his favourite toys) and I just kept saying Ball as I usually do, over and over, and DS made a noise that sounded a little like ball, and he just kept repeating it.

Even DH thimks it might be 'Ball'. Im so happy!

madmouse Wed 04-Feb-09 11:27:22

happy with you smile

amber32002 Wed 04-Feb-09 11:38:23

Ah, that was DS's first word too smile

hungryhippo21 Wed 04-Feb-09 12:06:32

grin good for your little man. my ds1 is 2.5 and the last couple of days he has been hiding things and it seems as if he is saying all gone and holding his hands up (probably wrong but at least he is making same sound for same action)

BriocheDoree Wed 04-Feb-09 12:12:33

Hurrah! smile

cyberseraphim Wed 04-Feb-09 12:23:47

That was the advice we were given by the Prof who dxd DS1 as ASD. He told us to keep saying the words over and over again. He claimed that even if we had to say it a thousand times, in the end , he would repeat the word. We didn't have to go to the 1000 times but constant constant repetition did work wonders for us.

kettlechip Wed 04-Feb-09 14:01:27

That's great frasersmum, and it also means you can move on to a new word once he really gets ball. I had to repeat words umpteen times for ds1 so know how you feel.

Really recommend getting the Baby Bumblebee vocabulary builder dvd's - they are brilliant for being simple, clear and repetitive and got ds going with all the basic words.
ds2 also has a great book from M&S which has 10 simple pictures with a button to press so that he can hear each word said out loud. He now knows all of them - cat, dog, shoes, ball etc and enjoys pressing the button and then finding the corresponding picture in the book.

Frasersmum123 Wed 04-Feb-09 14:11:13

Can you still get those talking books KC - they sound fantastic!

Frasersmum123 Wed 04-Feb-09 14:13:42

Found them!

Frasersmum123 Wed 04-Feb-09 15:25:24

Just ordered a couple for his birthday next month, and 3 for 2 too!

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