As promised, a WTE post on speech and communication.
His most recent speech stats are here, but that doesn't really tell the whole story.
I'm proud to report...drumroll please...Brad is talking. Well that isn't exactly news, but it is a fair description of his ability. His progress on the speech front has been slow and steady. When exactly his speech took off is hard to pinpoint. At this juncture, he can express his needs and even his emotions, and his conversation skills are budding. Exhibit A:
And if it isn't obvious, the more he talks, the more he charms us with his sweet nature.
Not to take away from his progress, but there are still many challenges ahead. He's still scripting. Or something. For example, often our exchanges will go like this:
Me: "How was school?"
Brad: "The name of the day is Friday. Friday is a tuna fish day."
That having been said, on the whole, we're very pleased, and proud of his progress.