For anyone who didn’t see the 60 Minutes segment either the first time it aired or on this weekend, it’s available online here.
When the Monster was 2, he really wasn’t verbal in the slightest. Certainly, he had a good mass of words to pull from, but was using a single word at most for communicating his wants and needs. Baltimore City Infants and Toddlers Program put him into the PIES program, where they introduced us to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) which was a marvel to us – suddenly, he could follow a schedule, show us what he wanted within a selection of limited choices, and it helped to foster his development of the canned phrases he’s using today. Continue reading