About that speech:
Vince has improved enormously over the last half year. He has quickly picked up signing in Swedish from school and his assistants. Mr B and I are waaaay behind him in signing. However, since hardly no one signed around him in Austria, Vince is used to people not understanding sign language and he has developed his own way of signing til you understand.
We have gotten help from our speech therapist here too and she quickly realized that Vince is really good at recognizing pictures so she has made many communication charts for us that work well. Especially when it comes to expressing feeling such as angry, sad etc. They are also great for preparing things we are about to do. We use a program called InPrint.
With that said, Vince’s speech and verbal communication is at a level I did not think he would be at a year ago. He is slowly cracking the speech code, which also has an impact in how he interacts with his non-ds peers in school.
Do we have a long way to go?
Am I convinced he will speak clearly and understandably to everyone in the future?