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Trying to remember. I know he said his first sentence in late January of 2008, which would have made him 3y1m. But he didn't make any significant strides after that for a long time. He would make noises and vocalize, but very little spontaneous, non scripted speech. His first appointment with Child First was that fall, so he would have been 3y 9 or 10m. He said 10 words or so in the hour they observed him. They decided they couldn't do a good assesment and to come back in a few months. In the spring he tested at 1y11m and 2y2m for receptive and expressive speech, and qualified for developmental preschool.
We did IgG allergy testing and a homeopathic remedy at that time, and cut out garlic and gluten the next month. I had my first real conversation with him in July of 2009. (And yes, I cried.) He started developmental preschool through the school district in September, and yes, we did have some regressions initially. We had big regressions again in the spring as the days became longer.
Do you uses PECS? They used them for my ds at school, and he responds really well to them. We are slowly trying to integrate them into our daily lives at home. I got a lot of mine at do2learn.
Hope something here helps!
Laura, mama to J (15), N (12), E (9) , M (6), and our little caboose, R (3).