JT has taught himself several letters of the alphabet. I can hold up a letter and ask him which one it is. He will then (correctly ) respond with the letter.
Here are the ones that I know for sure he knows:
Other good news - he is learning to control himself. Yesterday, he went to throw something at me because he was mad. He looked me in the face, and I knew for sure he was going to pelt me. Instead, he screeched and turned and threw it away from me. You could tell he had to really restrain himself to not throw it at me. Very impressive!
He can also count from 1 to 4.
Today he said 'apple juice' (a-bow doos)! He is still saying 'okay', 'hot'(followed by blowing as if cooling something off), whoa and - the one that I am so excited about - yeah (as in yes). He shakes his head no if he doesn't want anything. He says 'hurt' and 'ow' when he gets hurt. He says whee. He said 'key ta' (kitty cat) today!
He played a game with The Hubs and Audrey yesterday. Audrey was running in circles with JT, and The Hubs would yell "run, run, run" and keep going until he said "sit down". At first, JT just stopped and watched Audrey. After doing it about 4-5 times, JT SAT DOWN WITH HER when The Hubs said 'sit down'. YAY WEEDOH!
He has been really compliant lately. He still gets mad and screams, but they're 'normal' bad fits - last about 5 minutes or so. Definitely can handle that.
He really seems to be doing well... Woohoo!