A woman who works at Matthew's school, but not often in his classroom, stopped me in the hall this past week to comment on Matthew's remarkable verbal leap.
Matthew's latest verbal leap is huge. I hesitate to say it as I don't want to jinx it, but I think maybe the switch was flipped. His teachers have noticed the jump. And so have his therapists, his Godparents, the staff at school, and so on. It is a BIG jump!
And as excited as I am about the jump, I am humbled to be reminded that even with this amazing amount of progress, he's now verbally on par with an almost 2 year old. Ugh! Sure, a 50% verbal delay is better than the 75% delay he had, but we have a lot more work ahead of us!
Like much of Matthew's development, this verbal leap is a lot of joy mixed with a little heartache.