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Thursday, January 26, 2006


Here he is in all his glory! My big 5 year old boy finally SPOKE!
Hillard is a huge Blues Clues fan, b/c he likes basic things: colors and counting.... and he loves repetitve shows.... Last night he was watching his fav. DVD (Shapes and Colors) and the song that Joe sings at the end of the colors episode Hillard sang -a-long word for word. Chris and I were in the kitchen and heard him singing...Our mouths dropped! He was making words, and putting them togther! We were so excited, we waited until he finished before we made a big deal... I am so proud it was so nice to hear what his voice sounds like... He sounds like a deaf person speaking, kind of monotoned and muffled! but he spoke! and i know a lot of autistics have whats called "Video Talk", thats when they just keep repeating what the have heard from T.V. b/c they can't really put words together themselves, BUT HE SPOKE! I heard my childs voice for the first time !!!!!!!!


Blogger amandamonkey said...

Oh, CONGRATULATIONS! That's really all I can say...

8:47 AM  
Blogger Stricken madchen said...

That is exciting!! I do believe it is so much more thrilling when you know what an accomplishment it is for your child.

9:07 AM  
Blogger RunsWithTrowels said...

rock on!
woo hoo!

& what a great show to learn from!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

WOW! I am sitting here crying! That is so wonderful! You know that I know exactly how extremely fantastic and amazing this is for you and Hillard and your DH. These are the days that we parents of kids with autism just live for. I'm so happy for you all!


11:33 AM  
Blogger jennifer said...

cathy, that is so wonderful!!!! hearing his voice, no matter what he says, must be like the most blissful music to your ears. God bless you all!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I am so happy for you!! Oh you must be on cloud 9 with that! I'm sure no matter what he sounds like, that you are just happy that he spoke and you heard his voice. What joy this must be to your heart!!

6:10 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

That's so wonderful!!! Your post brought tears to my eyes. You must be so thrilled to have heard his voice and I am so happy for you!! What a joyful moment. I used to work with children with autism and it was always the greatest joy when breakthroughs like this would happen. I couldn't be more thrilled for you!!! :-)

7:39 PM  
Anonymous wendy g said...

How wonderful and exciting to hear Hillard. I know words can't descrbe how you are feeling!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

That is so beautiful, Cath! Thank you for sharing this happy news with us! ;)

4:10 AM  
Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

WOW! Terrific. Is he in school yet, and are they providing him with speech therapy?

4:39 AM  
Blogger Sedie said...

Congratulations! That is so wonderful for you! Yay!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

I bet you're still floating on a cloud! I'm so happy for you!

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Oh...here I am sobbing, I'm so happy for you and for him, what a great moment, hearing his voice!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Brianne said...

Yay! *many hugs* That is so wonderful to hear. :D

11:05 PM  
Anonymous jill said...

Oh, Congratulations - I am really so happy for you. I can only imagine how awesome that must have made you feel!!!!!

5:39 PM  
Blogger rachael said...

yayy!! i don't even know you, but that is AWESOME! what a wonderful thing!

hooray for your boy!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Vegan Knitting said...

I just happened on your blog through another one and this was the current post. I supervise therapists working with young children with developmental disabilities in early intervention in their homes. I know how excited you must be - if I take the excitement I have felt when my students have made huge leaps in progress and magnify it by a million!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

that is so exciting!!1

9:44 PM  

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