Oh how exciting the last couple days have been! Kekito has been learning so much. Up until now whatever question you asked, he'd repeat back without an answer (Echolalia).
In our current IEP, one of our four goals was to have him be able to answer 4 questions (other than yes or no) with one word answers. We decided to try to work on things that will help him socially like, "What's your name?". Although it wasn't on our IEP, I was also hoping for him to learn how to answer yes or no questions as well.
Well guess what!!! In the last two days he has learned to answer THREE questions. 1) "What's your name?" 2) "How old are you?" 3) "Where do you live?" (I figured this last one is always good to know)... I just have to share this cute video with you all:
I only wish I could include him saying our address- it is adorable but obviously not such a great idea. Since we live in Hawaii, most of the street names are Hawaiian. Hearing a toddler attempt such a mouthful puts a huge grin on your face.
I am brimming over with pride! I am beyond ecstatic with his achievements. Oh, and the cherry on top? It looks like he's finally figured out how the "yes" answer works! Of course he's known how to say no for a long time now. But today he has answered "yes" appropriately to several questions.
Sigh.... I love my babies! I think I'll always call them my babies. It's so nice on the days when you can clearly see all the hard work Kekito, his therapists, and I do paying off! I am stoked to see the awesome young man he grows into!