Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Ryan"-an update

Just a short update on "Ryan" since several people have asked me about him.

Ryan is speaking in full sentences now.  He amazes me every day with the language he uses.  He is completely verbal now. 

"I dropped it", "It's broken", "Can I have another one?"  "I put it on top of the shelf."  These were spoken by him on Tuesday.

This is not the type of language one expects of a child with severe autism who was nonverbal until the middle of May this year.  Look at that grammar!  He is using past tense, using question words and pronouns!

His speech gets clearer every week.  He will get there.

It is truly amazing to watch his progress.

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