I have a five year old who’s learning to read. He’s constantly pointing to words and wondering, “What does that say?” It seems Adrian has similar curiosity but without the ability to ask us to read it for him, he’s left in the dark.
In the past I’ve set Adrian up with his Dynavox and given him items with words on it, like a cereal box or books or a magazine, so he can type the words in. But this has always been an activity I’ve initiated.
Just the other day, for the first time, Adrian decided to try this technique himself. He had a screen cleaning cloth he’d been looking at and I guess his curiosity about what the tag said finally got the better of him. He typed the words in and listened as the machine told him it said ‘Scotch Brite’.
He smiled, satisfied that he now knew what those words said. 🙂