What does Justin want to say? Well, Justin tells me just about everything without actually speaking words. There have been times where it took days, sometimes even months to figure it out. I always get it by being attentive this is the number one key. I also believe that knowing your child and the different reasons he/she might act a certain way is very important. I always had Justin on a baby monitor up until he was old enough for me to not worry so much. While he was still young and I monitored him through the baby monitor; one night I was listening to him after he had awakened. I could hear him but it was not like the normal sounds of Justin when he would awake. I went into his room to find that he was really pale and glucose was dropping quickly. I went to get my phone to call for help immediately. My being able to determine if he was ok or not; just by listening to him, helped me understand and know Justin’s unspoken words. I know you are thinking, how in the world does she know what he is trying to tell her? I can certainly understand Justin, but this came with some experiences. For example, one day I was feeding him some chicken, all of Justin’s food has to be pureed because he does not chew. I was feeding him as usual and when I tried to give him another spoon of food he would not open his mouth. So, I just happened to open his mouth and there at the top was a bone. Justin moving his head from side to side and pushing me away was that unspoken word; “hey mom there is something I do not want in my mouth.” This instance taught me to listen to my child because even though he is unable to speak the words himself, the signs that he gives me speaks. 

 

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God fearing, loving mother to an awesome young man. Enjoying what I do! Although I'm not the greatest teacher, however raising a child with special needs has given me more degrees than any college university you could think of.