At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Monday, March 31, 2014

Gotta Love A Selfie,...

Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Van Gogh,....and Isaac,...self-aware men capturing their own images,...Isaac being in the 21st century via an iPhone,...one morning complete with giggles. 


















Every night before he goes to sleep Isaac sign/says his prayers: "Thank you, God, Amen!"  - and then he practices an important sentence: "My name Issssck."  The vocals for neither come easily, but Isaac speaks the best he can with great enthusiasm,...because he was aptly named as Isaac = laughter,...and our little guy is filled with joy and blessed with a very expressive little face - helps a lot in nonverbal communication. 

Imitation and expressive verbal output for Isaac have shot up exponentially in the past few weeks,...with a few caveats,...Autism and Apraxia aren't going to let our little guy off scotch free,...it seems,...the social aspect of communication - such as the give and take of a conversation - have some serious lapses, if you ask Isaac if he would like a cookie, when he doesn't want a cookie, he may answer with a rendition of the alphabet, or blast off count down, or some other type creative dodge, instead of being able to say: "No, thanks."

Still verbal output is verbal output and for Apraxia motor processing our little guy can't get too much practice speaking even at times if he sounds like he's speaking out of Dr. Seuss,...and a lot of it is pretty cute, like Isaac's dramatically signed and said, "I don't know," or "Oh my!" -- and rapidly-like-super-sonically said, "Whatdidhedo?"

 Also, Isaac is still singing!!!!!

Not Twinkle Twinkle anymore - that's old hat,...now Isaac sings with the movie Frozen and he belts out: Let It Go,...with so much gusto,...you have to stop and ask, "Does this child really have a severe developmental speech disorder?" - Unfortunately the answer is still, yes,...but progress is progress and Karaoke in our living room is music to our hearts,...self-expression like a selfie,...gotta love it!!!

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!




















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