David doesn't communicate with words. He uses his handy-dandy- see- if- you- all- can- figure- it- out- method (Patent Pending)
The other day, we were watching one his his Waterford tapes (www.waterford.org)
The Waterford series is really great. David and his classmates love them!
Anyway- We were watching and the letter N was introduced. N-Nose What else begins with N.
David took off his shirt and tapped his nipples.
That's my boy! A wiseguy answer. Original, I give it an 8.
That's how David is. He does communicate. He communicates in the way he is most comfortable with. He communicates in ways that he knows will get him what he wants. He communicates in ways that he knows will make me laugh.
N is for Nipple was funny.
David's way of communicating is not appropriate in the "real" world. People in the real world use speech or sign language. David doesn't have much of either one right now. I encourage him to say words and use signs and not eat or hide his PECS.
I don't discourage the way he communicates now. Is that right? According the all the "experts" it isn't.
But you know what? My son knew that N is for Nipple. He told me with his hands and body that N is for Nipple. He did it until the letter "O" came on. I told him if he can show me a body part that begins with the letter O, I would buy him a car.
He thought that was funny.