- Fish - Sign
- Tree - Sign
- Eat, food - Sign
- Cheerios - Sign (invented)
- More - Sign, mostly used in the context of Cheerios
- Light - Sign, maybe (sorta waves his arm in the direction of the light and is satisfied when I turn it on or off)
- Milk - Two-fisted sign, always performed with the greatest of urgency
- Hot - He knows how to use this for both hot food and general hot weather.
Signs and Words
- Bird - Sign, sometimes "Burr..."
- Cat - Sign and word
- Ball - Sign (he has the sign all wrong, but consider it a baby accent) and word
- Bye - Sign (waves) and word
- Dog - Word; he applies this word to virtually all animals. Show him a lion, a monkey or a lizard, and he'll tell you it's a "Dog." I think he thinks "dog" means "general representative from the animal kingdom."
- Duck - Word; despite what I said above about everything being "dog," it's clear (to me, at least) that "duck" is a separate word
- Baby - Word
- Keys - Word, sounds like "eez"
- Bubble - Word
- Giraffe - Word, sounds like "juh-waaaf"
- Momom - Word
- Daddee - Word
- Lady - Word, reserved for passersby, not relatives or familiar people
- Bottle - Word, one of his many similar-sounding "B" words, I'll give him credit for this because he clearly points at the bottle and draws out the word.
- Yeah, yes - Word, this is probably his most common word overall. Ask this kid anything and he says, "Yeah!" He has never said the word no, but he is a master of the "vigorous head shake and push away" move in the place of actual language.
- Wow! - He totally learned this from his friend Xander at school who says "Wow!" in a very particular cadence.
- Cow - Won't say "cow" ("dog") but always says "Mooo..."
- Sheep - Won't say "sheep" (although he doesn't say "dog" in this case) but always says "Baa!"
Other Communication Things
- He's repeated words like goat, drum, flowers, bowl, door, bear, spoon and other things I've said to him, but those have all been one-offs so far.
- He can also point to his head, hair, mouth, teeth, tongue, belly and feet, by request. He can find my nose, but when I ask him to find his nose, he pokes himself in the eye instead.
- He totally points at stuff and asks, "What is sis?" meaning, "What is this?" or "What is that?"
- He might be starting to say, "OK" as well.