Monday, May 30, 2016

Russell's vocabulary

Russell had his evaluation for speech therapy today. His therapist had to go back to the office to score the test with the manual. But off the cuff, we both think he's at a developmental age of about 12 months.

Below is his vocabulary. Unless noted, the words are concepts he will repeat in sign language. He has little to none spontaneous language. However, if he hears someone using these words, he will do the sign. Some of the signs are approximations – but he does them the same every time. He does not understand all of the concepts that he signs for. (ie: he can’t identify a cat but he will do the sign if he hears the word) Anything he vocalizes is very difficult to understand or is not done with "adult" intonation. (ie: when he says "mama" he really says "mamamamamama"

Mama (vocal as well as sign)
Dada (vocal as well as sign)
Herman
TT
Bart
Russell
I love you
All done (vocal as well as sign)
More
Eat
Drink
Swallow
Water
Cookie
Grapes
Banana
Orange
Apple
Egg
Milk
Sit
Book
Play
Ball
Car
Motorcycle
Shoes
Socks
Music
School
Work
Puppy
Cat
Red (he cannot identify the color – but he knows the sign)
Blue (he cannot identify the color – but he knows the sign)
Nigh-nigh (vocal only)
Home
Yes
No
Bubbles (vocal as well as sign)
Bath
In
Out
Diaper
Shirt
Boy
Smart (vocal as well as sign)
Hi
Bye-bye
Give me
He points to these:
Head
Ears
Feet
Tummy
Nose
Mouth
Glasses
Teeth

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a tremendous amount of work on your part to get him this far. And, depressing to think if he goes to a place/people who do not continue that work he will regress so fast and far.
You do amazing work for every child who enters your house. Thank you.