Monday, July 22, 2013
Johnny is working hard on his verbal skills. He is babbling both Mama and Dada along with other repetitive sounds. All of these sounds starts as babble and turn into words with recognition. We aren't sure if he associates Dada with Matt yet, but he does cry Mama a lot and knows when we say Mama. This is great news. Kids with Ds have a lot of hardships in communicating, both in development and in conveying their knowledge later on. It is hard to get a good idea of if/when Speech Therapy could kick in through ECI. I have a feeling that I am going to need to research a lot of it on my own and then look into seeing if our insurance will cover private therapy. In the meantime, I think we will keep working on the normal baby words and developing him along as we already are!