Leo: "Want to get in the car!"
Us: "Why do you want to get in the car?"
Leo: "Want to go to the airport."
Us: "Why do you want to go to the airport, Leo?"
Leo: "Want to get on an airplane, go to Grammie & Vavo's house."
Us: "Which house do you want to go to? The house with the boat or the house with the pool?"I talked him into going to get some horchata instead, but that's some damn fine language. The kind of language I'm working with his teacher and SLP to try to help him develop, and scaffold, through visual supports and typing.
Leo: "The house with the boat!"
The kind of language that we'll definitely be celebrating on Wednesday, when we meet for his annual IEP and reformulate and perfect his goals as a well-oiled parent/teacher/SLP/OT team. Cross your fingers that the school district does not have any surprises for Leo, or for us.