How long have I waited to hear that?
So long… So very long
and every time he says it my heart bursts a little bit with happiness, and I have to hold back a tear, it feels like we have come so far from the days when he wouldn’t talk at all.
He is now saying ‘yes please’ when asked if he wants something and ‘thank you’ when he is given it.
We might not be having deep conversations or even getting an answer from him when we ask him what he has been doing at school, but he is answering when we ask him if he wants something, and he is been polite to.
Daily speech exercises at school, and work with social group and we are starting to see the results.
Here he is looking happy on his first day in year 3.