Who’s the little….

Walking home today after a bittersweet afternoon saying goodbye to a wonderful Occupational Therapist who was moving away who is dear to Johnny topped off by a visit to a new neighborhood frozen yogurt shop this happened: I started singing this little song i invented, “Who’s the little girl that we love so much……” I…

What Changed? It Was More Than Words ….

When Johnny was 3-1/2 and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, he began to start to say a few words again. We were very excited but after two blocks of 10 weeks of speech therapy provided by community health we felt like Johnny was at a stand still. The SLPโ€™s meant well and were trying…

Let the words begin….

Originally posted on Everything Under the Sun:
Oneย year ago today Johnny began using words again when he requested what he wanted. At around 16 to 18 months Johnny lost any language he had learned and only used grunts and pointing to communicate. Imagine hearing your child say “Mama” “Da Da” at the typical times of…