Join Angela, Axel, Abel and Asher as they welcome their new sibling home.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sign Count

Today, since officials paid a visit to the house, I decided to do a sign count and see where Axel is at. This is a list of signs Axel recognizes, and the ones with an * are the ones he uses on his own without prompting and in the correct context.

Axel's sign count 12/22/10

1.all done*
2.Angela*
3.apple
4.Axel*
5.banana*
6.bath*
7.bathroom (toilet)*
8.bed*
9.boots*
10.bye*
11.car*
12.cereal*
13.coat*
14.cookie*
15.diaper*
16.dog
17.drink*
18.eat*
19.garbage*
20.get dressed*
21.go (leave)
22.hat*
23.help*
24.hi*
25.home*
26.lights on/off*
27.make bed
28.mama*
29.milk*
30.more*
31.movie*
32.no*
33.orange*
34.papa*
35.pajamas
36.play*
37.please
38.pop*
39.sandwich*
40.scissors*
41.shirt*
42.shower*
43.shoes*
44.sign
45.socks*
46.stop*
47.store
48.table
49.telephone*
50.toy
51.tree*
52.t-shirt
53.TV*
54.underwear
55.yes
56.zip*

That is 56 more words than he could understand just three weeks ago. That is 43 more words than he could use to make his wants and needs known.

6 comments:

  1. I bet it feels amazing to be able to communicate some. And you know I already think he is super smart, I mean look at that list!

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  2. AWESOME! WTG Axel and job well done Momma!

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  3. Wow! He learned those fast!
    What is the sign for "bath"? I use the sign for shower but I'd like to do bath.
    I suppose I *could* just google it...

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  4. Rachel, here's a link for the ASL web browser. You can look up TONS of signs there. Some signs are regional (meaning their different depending upon which area of the country you live in.) but "bath" is not one of those.
    http://aslbrowser.commtechlab.msu.edu/browser.htm

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