The Mini’s therapists are amazed at how different of a kid he is since they started coming just a short month ago. And he is a different kid. It’s just one explosion of development after another. They’re no longer keeping track of his words because he has more than they look for at this age (10 words, plus or minus). The last I counted he had about 30, which amazes me. He uses the majority of them properly, some with prompting, a lot without.
Both his speech therapist and his occupational therapist have said that he’s an extremely auditory kid. He will follow direction (within the limits of being a toddler of course) without having to look to me for direction (but on that same side, he has a hard time scanning a room to look for something, and still has a little bit of a hard time looking at where it is I’m pointing). He can sing/him Ferra Jacques with near perfect pitch. He also mimmicks us with perfect pitch. Which means that we need to really watch what we say. He picks up the most random things that half the time, I don’t even think he’s listening to. Last week he walked to the front door, and pointed to it. When I said door, he responded with is signature “hi” (HIeeee) He seeks music out when he hears it and starts dancing, which is so damn cute, because he totally has soul.
We still have lots to work on, but when I think of the boy we were dealing with until the end of June, and the boy we’re dealing with now, it’s hard to believe that he’s even the same kid sometimes.