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.
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  1. Um, that is fantastic!!!

  2. The Henrys says:

    That is great news! I love that he is picky about his music!

  3. Sounds like progress!!

    Any sound, or peep, from these angels is music to my ears. Oia doesn't talk well but her CONSTANT jabber is heaven to me.

  4. See, Katy! Proof positive that sometimes it happens when we least expect it, after we have given up hope! Faith was much like that for her first 2-3 years. I am absolutely thrilled for Charlie….

  5. sitting on the mood swing at the playground says:

    Yay! Great that he's using his voice to pick good tunes…

  6. yippee!!! i KNOW how excited you are about this and am celebrating right there with you.

    btw, ordered Fletcher's wheelchair Wednesday… a zippie iris (i think that was the one chole had in plano).

  7. luckeyfrog says:

    Awww! Next step, learning the word "no." :) I think he'll like that one!

  8. this is such wonderful news!!!!! can't wait to see where it leads!!!

  9. caryanne says:

    That sounds freakin' amazing! You must be so thrilled. I wonder where this will lead? Hopefully to more and more!

  10. says:

    Katy that's so cool, I know you have been waiting for him to find his voice for a while!!! Wishes do come true :-) I will be waiting for the post when you say he's driving you crazy talking up a storm all day :-)