So. My middle kid is not neuro-typical. I’ve known this for a while now. He has been in early intervention since 24 months, and is now in developmental preschool four days a week. His real, big-deal eval with the developmental pediatrician will happen next month. Then we will finally have an official name for the way he interacts with the world.
Sample conversations. Having a dozen or so conversations like this per day makes me really roll my eyes at family members who insist that he is TOTES just like other kids.
Teacher: Good morning, Jack! How are you?
J: I’m Jack.
Teacher: That’s WHO you are. HOW are you? Can you say ‘I’m fine”?
J: I’m a good boy.
Teacher: Oh, I know you are.
Me: The snow is melting. What happens to the snow when it melts?
J: We are going THIS way. (points)
Me: Yes, we are driving home. What happens to the snow when it melts?
J: We are not going to the gas station.
Me: Nope, driving home! What does the snow turn into when it melts?
J: It turn into ‘nowmans.
Me: Look at the sheep! What are the sheep doing?
J: The sheeps are over there.
Me: Yep. What are they doing over there?
J: Mommy, and Daddy, and baby sheeps.
Me. Yep. What are the sheep eating?
J: They eating food.
Me: What kind of food?
J: Good food.
ETA: 1/17/13- a better example:
What did you do at school today?
J: Because I said ‘hi’ to Isaiah.
What did Isaiah say?
J: And then I pick up toys.