(New Member)
07/28/07 01:29 AM
2 1/2 year old with exceptional memory

Hello, I am new to this board and my son was diagnosed with Autism about a month ago. I just wanted to know if anyone else has had this experience...I have been working on his numbers with him with flash cards and such, and then the other day, he saw some letters hanging on the wall and just started calling them out, so I showed him some alphabet cards and he knew every letter...Now he has only been speaking for a couple of weeks so his words aren't very clear, but his letters and numbers are, he repeats almost anything I say but rarely initiates anything...Anyway I thought I would try some flash cards with basic words on them, no pictures, and he was able to read them, at first I thought I was crazy, like maybe I was just hearing what I wanted to, b/c again hes not very clear, but I've kept trying and sure enough he can read most of the ones I have, and it kind of freaks me out a little (not in a bad way)... Has anyone else ever heard of this or experienced it? Just looking for some feedback, if anyone can help...

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