About this blog.

My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Progress Report, By the Numbers

Brad at 24 months
Per Early Intervention -

Receptive communication: 10 months
Expressive communication: 14 months

Brad at 31 months
Per Mullen Scales of Early Learning, administered by Brad's developmental pediatrician -

Receptive communication: 30 months
Expressive communication: 35 months

Bottom line
Receptive language: 20 months improvement over 7 months.
Expressive language: 21 months improvement over 7 months.



Melissa said...

HOLY COW!!! I just stumbled across your blog looking for helpful info for my own son, and I am so impressed with those scores! Congrats! I know how much hard work you and your son and everyone else who loves him has put into those numbers. I also know that they are just numbers, but I read back through some of your other posts and his progress is truly amazing. What a fantastic little guy!

I am a super proud mama of two year old twins, one of whom was just diagnosed with PDD-NOS. I am also an autistic support teacher and have worked with kids on the spectrum for over 15 years, so this is hitting a little too close too home for me. I am busy getting up to speed on how to handle the autism spectrum from the mommy perspective, rather than as an educator.

Congrats again and keep up the great work!

Laura said...

Thanks. Yeah, we've seen tremendous improvements. The earlier you can get him into the queue, the better.

If you're looing for a forum for parenting support, try:


Best wishes, and I'll probably visit your blog to ask YOU questions given your background!