When Andrew was a toddler - he
had no understandable speech. When he saw something that
struck his fancy (like ceiling fans) he would tense his entire body,
staring at it, and yell something...... He enjoyed
watching stuff like that, and since he was also a very large 3-year-old
- people couldn't figure it out.
So - when someone asked that
question "What's wrong with him?," I usually said
something like "Oh - sorry about that - he's learning his fifth language....let's see, I think he's learning Swahili this week."
Then I'd listen to Andrew for a while, nod my head to him and say "Yes -
he's commenting on the aerodynamic styling and it's functionality in this
It made it easier for me to
deal with..... It was harder when someone said
"why doesn't he talk?"
(Boy, how I wish I knew the answer to that one!)
|The Late Talker vs. Apraxia Website gratefully acknowledges
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the author, Terri White. We look forward adding more of her humorous
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