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Thursday, March 17, 2011

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I think it's important to remember that three months ago Axel had NO method of communication other than some grunts, pointing, and taking people by the hand. He had a couple of Serbian word approximations, but they were just that; words that his foster family recognized but weren't really recognizable to others.

When watching Axel cue this story, he is cuing the correct SOUNDS in the word. Even when I correct that he's saying with his mouth, it's because I'm working on him saying sounds I know he's able to say. Even so, he's still cuing the correct sounds, which shows that he recognizes them, it's just hard for him to get that recognition through to his mouth.

4 comments:

Coleen said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!

Coleen said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!! WAY TO GO AXEL!!!!

Lund7 said...

Wow! He is doing so well with your instruction! Maybe you will decide to homeschool him indefinitely!

Sorry i missed your call today...was at the doctor. Call if you want to talk in the next few days. I will be around!!

Shelley said...

That was gorgeous! - or rather - Axel is gorgeous. He is doing so well. It's great to see.