This morning we had a 'benchmark' happen. One thing that can happen with kids on the spectrum is lack of 'referencing.' They don't look to others to find out information. We have Andrew's cousin over for a sleep over. In the morning, Andrew can't hear...he doesn't have his cochlear implant on. Cousin Ross can hear. Typically Andrew will just use captions to watch his morning TV but of course that would be annoying if you are hearing. Andrew didn't want to 'wake up Dad' with the sound. So I went in to rescue the argument. I turned up the volume to '10.' In the past Andrew would have just lost it because it wasn't the way he thought was 'right' and he wanted to control the situation. But he looked to me..and I signed "OK." We don't sign by the way- so he had to do some inferring here. He said, after i had signed, "so that's OK?" and i nodded yes.
Some of you are saying..big whip. Others 'get' it. :)
ok I'm adding a PS here... Andrew and Ross watched about 2 hours of Tom and Jerry. Andrew just says to Ross..."That was fun watching Tom and Jerry." cool eh?