Can I have a proud mummy moment, ds signing is coming on real well and has not only been putting 2 signs together this week he even manged to understand sizes as been signing big dog , small dog depending on size infact seems be getting the hhole idear of big and small .and is learnng colours knows and signs red and blue now has 150 signs
yep it is hes lot happier now and all dc sign as well . infact we tried out simple communication device he got hang of it ok but he just found it to slow changing the boards he turned it of signed what he wated
Hows ds signing go know h was working on 2 sign level you had any more nws re asd?
yes phoenix:ASD has been Dx, but not for DS5! DS4 has ASD and SLI. But they both have different Paeds, one who hands out Dx's like post-it notes and one that wont label for love nor money! The closest we got to a label of any description for DS5 was in a letter from the 'communication and social interaction meeting' (am i to read thats actually a meeting about all the children with ASD's?) that they hold once a month - but only a few children get talked about at each one. It said "Dr W feels that <DS5> displays autistic traits" and thats as far as it went apart from "<portage worker> states that <DS5> still struggles with concentration and attention skills".
His signing is plodding on nicely, he does some 2word signs, but its usually "OH no + broken", or "broken + fixit", or "where + <toy of choice>" rather than using any adjectives. I want to start using some names, unfortunately 3 of 4 of his brothers have same initial - any ideas?
i dont think its good or bad news BTW about the communication aid - IMO its each to his own. Sounds like it was more hassle than it was worth on the whole. Its a little unfortunate that children are not taught any form of sign language in school, so most adults dont know any either, making it difficult for conversation with the average JOe on the street. I suppose thats what the communication aid would be for... but who wants to lug one of those things around for the rare conversation that he may or may not have when you are out and about? My NT sons dont really speak much to strangers when we are out, other than the odd "sorry, excuse me, please and thankyou".