Possum doesn't have any words. He can't identify objects if you asks 'Where's the block?' He doesn't point to things he wants. He will shake his head if he doesn't want food in the highchair. He will put his arms up to be picked up. He has finally started clapping and waving although it's more the realisation that he can actually do the gesture than using it in context.
So we are launching an attack. I've been using some signs with him for quite a while and he hasn't really responded yet but now we are going to up the ante. I can see that he is becoming frustrated at times that we have no idea what he wants. He needs a way to communicate with us. I'm hoping that with everyone on board with signing he will start signing back soon.
We are meeting with a speechie in the next few weeks and i will be interested to see what her 'plan' is.