As anyone with a child on the autism spectrum knows, things which are seen as a nothing occurrences for typically developing kids, can be a heck of a big deal for our children. My little girl has a very limited vocabulary so far, and generally gets by with charm & the occasional gesture or utterance.
When I picked her up from preschool today the teacher assistant was all happy because M had answered her. She had said “yeah” enthusiastically when asked if she wanted an M & M. My daughter LOVES chocolate, and of course doesn’t get it all the time. This was a breakthrough for her at school. She does answer me at home, but this was the first time she had verbally answered a question posed to her by this teacher.
Amazing what a little chocolate can do.