Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Waa waa

Yesterday Sebastian was in a great mood. He was laughing, giggling and babbling. I encourage him to vocalize "I want" when he wants something - he says "Ah waa" , but yesterday he was asking for banana and was consistently saying two more syllabus, and it sounded like: "Ah waa waawaa" - that is much closer to "I want banana".

He often does something amazing couple of times, and then never ever does it again, but I hope that he will stick to it.

I have not got to know his personality well since he is often quiet and silent in between his meltdowns, just giving out a bright smile from time to time. Now there are moments when I can see a subtle and whimsical boy emerging. He very much enjoys and is amused by the world he lives in. I can see it in the way he looks and reacts to his surroundings. I can not really pinpoint it, I experience it more as a feeling. He comes and gives hugs, presses his face against mine. He comes to the kitchen, busy stimming, but when I join him on the floor he welcomes me with a smile. It is hard to engage him, because he will not spontaneously take turns or imitate in any way, and yet I know that somehow he is registering what is happening around him, and taking it all in.

2 comments:

  1. I get what you are trying to say. Khaled is turning 4 soon and I see a personality emerging now that am sort of recovering from the fog of getting smacked with a label of autism, and also from the chaos of the early years when I just didn't know what i was doing wrong!

    If it helps - Khaled's first verbal request was "wa wa" and then whatever he wanted. Wa wa is good!

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  2. Please try Floortime. You WILL be able to engage him, using these methods. Check out anything written my Dr. Stanley Greenspan. You will be amazed at what you see in your son.

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