So Auntie I realize you are neither a fortune teller or have actual met my son but... I have a question for you anyway,
I just posted about the compression shirt and I am seeing a difference, albeit subtle, but its there. The difference has more to do with him talking better than actually keeping the sensory seeking behavior away. I have seen a reduction in sensory behavior in the evenings, but its still there.
So it leads to my actual question which is his speech delay. He has both receptive/expressive and his SLP moved 2 hours away so we started with another one. She did her own eval about 3 weeks ago and it did not really surprise me with the results. He is about a month from turning 4. She used the PSL4 test with him and I watched the whole thing. She would ask him questions about the picture such as "What happened?" The picture shows a bike that is bent and laying in the grass. DS screams "BIKE!" very excitedly and then goes on to say "That bike is red. Wow its a bike!" Although that was an answer it wasn't THE ANSWER.
Other questions that he clearly did not understand he would look at her face, back at the page, back at her face and in an attempt to please her, he described in great detail anything he could think of--- color, size, shape of objects etc. and smile and look slightly worried that maybe he was wrong. (Mother's observation--take it with a grain of salt). It was hard to watch but he was super cooperative and enjoyed the time with her. (He is a people lover FTR)
So he scored a 4th% for receptive and a 12th% for expressive. Sucks I know. Although I at least made it through this without crying (like I did the first time with the first SLP). I don't know what to think of his potential and his future. I know it is just one snapshot of one day, but it can not be disregarded. We have come a LONG way and he didn't even use a verb until he was almost 2.5 yo and now like yesterday says stuff like "Mommy, do you see the car? I see it. Its a big red Toyota truck." (Yeah we are on to memorizing car badges)
So interestingly too, his hyperlexia took on a whole new form. He has probably memorized over 200 words and has the ability to sound things out more easily. On one if his books it said "Find the button that is colored red, and press it to hear the word. Can you say red? Can you point to the red fire truck?" he read this to me while he sat on my lap and read in a tone, rhythm, and speed that was very natural. He didn't stop to sound it out or anything. He has also decoded words recently that are multiple syllables. Construction Zone was "Contrazen zen" He also has read words like: bulldozer, animal, numbers, etc
Last night since we have Amazon prime, he wanted to watch Blue's Clue's (Yes its the classics from the 90s and he loves it) I asked him if he wanted to watch the episode Blue goes to school and he said "Oh yes mommy! Blue goes to school. Yeah!" The episodes all have an actual name that flashes first and it was actually called "Blue takes you to school" and not what I called it. He never saw the phrase before and he immediately said word for word what it said as he pointed in the air at each word.
I realize that hyperlexia can present itself and not directly affect the ability for the child to speak, however how many kids have you known that a receptive language issue and hyperlexia are both there and the child does well enough to function when they are an adult? Really I guess I am looking for assurance that this may be a good thing. He does not stim around it. He is always calm and enjoys reading to me, his one year old sister or his dad. He enjoys many activities-- loves being outdoors and playing legitimately with toys. In fact yesterday he told me his car was going through a carwash-- imaginitive play that I had not necessarily have proof was there since there is such a significant speech delay.
He also that same day said "Here you go mommy. You play with this red car-- you drive it, you drive the car mommy." he grabbed his own car and made noises and pushed it around. I am not sure if you remember this, but he is the same kid that picked up something in the shape of Utah at barely 3yo and came over to me and said "Utah" (he memorized all the states)
Hopefully my story didn't ramble too much. DH and I argued a lot today. Basically he is having a hard time dealing with the emotions of raising our son and he takes the looks of others and comments too hard. To top it off, we have a 13 month old that already has about 5 words or so. Its painful for him to see her develop "NT"