2.5 month into Gemiini, time to have a review on our progress: I'm sure a happy and excited mom ever! My boy, B.. is somewhat autistic (still waiting for diagnosis, probably in Nov this year) and he will be 3 in a month. Ever since we started this journey, we've found he has improved a lot in eye contact, social interaction and joint attention that already impressed me but that was just a good start. My boys (35 month and 18month) watch the video together and I feel lucky they both like it (my youngest won't sit too long though).
So, I keep tracking on how many words B... says, before Gemiini was around 40 but he gains more than 100 words in 2.5 month!!! I have to have my ears open everyday as there are always new words coming out, I really can't believe my luck!! These few days, he keeps showing me kitchen items and says 'spatula', 'sauce pan', 'can opener' and even 'refrigerator' (he is saying ri-ger-ta, but it's ok for now) and many more..... I keep practicing the animals (the sounds they make); color; shapes; body parts; food etc with him and he can still remembers most of them!! And we play follow instructions as the one @ Waiting in line (respond when called), both of my boys response well.
Oh, not just new words but also have clearer words too, e.g. B... starts to say milk and before he only gets the last syllabus (sounds like the phonics of L & K) And since last month, he started two words phase too: drink yogurt, go down, go pee/poop, turn around, try again etc.
Someone told me that B... will have problems having 'normal' conversation with people but I have faith that after we finished the QSL then some conversational speech and QSR, he will catch up well with peers!!
Honestly there are some videos B..... tends to watch with hands covering his eyes but when the video runs again and again he seems no problem with it. Parents with kids not interested, please keep playing the videos and hopefully your kids will click in. I really want to thank Laura again for creating such a wonderful program as it's like the lost key to unlock the potential from Bryan and I'm glad we started right away when my friend referred it to me!!