So, part of B's language delay is a problem with sequencing. We've done a lot of homework on doing first, next, last sequences (retelling stories, explaining how to do something). This morning, B took his bagel to the dining room table, then he told me what he had just done and walked through it again. He said he grabbed the plate like this (with both hands), then he walked around the table and put the plate on the table to sit down and eat.
I was so proud. It makes the work and money and stress worth it to see him acquire these new skills. We get feedback from school about how much he's improved (some of the staff's known him since he was 2), that he speaks more clearly and articulates better. Seeing him take this huge step, talking in long sentences, getting a sequence right, it blows me away.
He's getting there. One of the next big tasks is getting him to stop saying "I forget" and "I don't know." Those are his two big fallbacks when he doesn't know how to say what he's thinking.
He works so hard; we'll get there.