Friday, March 12, 2010

An Interesting Development

Something new happened on our trip to Disney World.

Charlie found his voice.

I mean, he's not talking, but his voice? It's officially been located. Before, he never even seemed to be trying to talk. Now, he says, "Um" approximately one thousand times a day. That's a rough estimate of course. He says it in response to questions, when he's hungry or thirsty, or to let his therapists know that he's being ignored. His favorite time to use it is when he wants you to change the song that's playing. With this new-found skill he's letting us know that he'd like to listen to the first ten seconds of many, many songs rather than listening to any song all the way through.

I don't know where this will take us, but I sure am happy about the development.