Matthew doesn't speak, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't have anything to say!
I went to a communications workshop this past Saturday, which introduced me to an alternative communication system for Matthew- communication boards. Interestingly, this news article about iPad communication systems (really just a technology based communication board) posted on my Facebook wall that same day.
The workshop gave me some information to chew on and made me even more anxious about Matthew's lack of verbal communication. I took copious notes, and simultaneously prayed hard that we won't actually need this information, that Matthew will talk!
Matthew is a very social kid, and I just have to believe that he will talk. I jokingly say that I'm a step away from seeing a witch doctor about some snake oil if it might help Matthew to talk, but it isn't that much of a joke. I will do anything and go anywhere, to help him communicate. Sing to him, sign with him, use communication boards, talk to him, label everything, give him fish oil, see specialists, go to therapies, really whatever it takes! If you know of something that might help that I haven't mentioned, please send me an email or post in the comments. Any and all suggestions are much appreciated!