R. is talking more and more. Most of it is still prompted, but she is saying more spontaneously. Open is still her default request word, but it is being replaced with other words. Last week she was saying Do this when she would hand lead me to something she wanted. And as further proof that ABA is rubbing off on her, she said do this and made Elmo jump and then Ernie jumped in imitation. This week she is saying want most often.
Sometimes she will really surprise me and answer a question. She was crying and obviously looking for a particular toy, I helped her go through all her stuffed animals and I kept asking her what she wanted. Finally she yelled Ernie. I found him under a book, mystery and crisis averted!
It is still most frustrating when I don’t know what she wants. She was clearly angry about something, she cried and then yelled you, you, you, you, you and looked me right in the eyes with an angry expression.