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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Griffin's First Written Sentence

Griffin loves to type on the computer keyboard and spell out his favorite words and last night he came up to me saying "I want write chocolate milk". So I typed out chocolate milk for him then he hit backspace and deleted the words. Griffin started typing as he told me "Mama I want chocolate milk" and this is what he typed, his first written (phonetic) sentence: mommomiwtchocolatemilk. Hurray for Griffin!!!!!!!! Guess what? Griffin got his chocolate milk!

I e-mailed the sentence to his teacher and she wrote back telling me that when he was tested for reading last week that he's reading at the end of kindergarten level and with the sentence that he wrote/typed out he is writing at kindergarten level. That's pretty awesome for a kiddo who isn't even 4 yrs. old yet.

WOW! I am not surprised because he loves words so very much and he is hyperlexic but for him to be able to type out what he desires on the computer gives me great hope of him being able to communicate much better. All I can say is that I am so very grateful for the education that he is getting and how wonderful his teacher & therapists are in being so instrumental in his success. I can't take much credit myself because all I do is encourage him to type on the keyboard and to read books.

Way to go Griffin, I am so very proud of you buddy!


Eileen said...

Wow! Griffin sure is one smart little guy!!!! That is so awesome!

Kristina Chew said...

Sweet treat for all of you-----very good to hear your voice.

Tina said...

Great Job Griffin! You are one smart cookie! Wow! Mom he is probably going to be great with computers too, what a great day:)

MomOf2 said...

Sounds like he is extremely advanced in reading and writing! That is amazing! If that little guy was in my kitchen and he typed out iwanttripledeckerchocolatecake i'd probably jump up and bake him one.

I'm amazed by your blog. I've had tears in my eyes while reading it. A friend of mine has a 16 year old son with autism and I see how he struggles, yet how in-tune he is with the boy and how much love there is in that house.
By the way, how did you find my blog? Thank you for the linkage.
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