Ok so my son's therapist (she is not a communication therapist) came to me and suggested that I started doing something called pecks or specks am not sure. But its basically sitting behind the child and someone sitting in front of him and then holding an object that the child wants, but the child needs to give you the picture, at first is automatic, basically the person behind the child just grabs the childs hand and makes him pick up the pic and give it to the other person in front.... Its a source of communication with pics but its automatic until the child learns to identify the pic with the object...
My son has a source of communication, if he needs or wants something he will let you know by grabbing your hand and taking you to the object, or I show him an object and he already knows what to do or what it means. I don't like the picture therapy she suggested, to me is like going 3 steps back. I can get him to give me the pics and learn the pics but to give it to me automatically like a robot no, i can't get him to do that. My son KNOWS and recognizes pictures and objects, i just got an evaluation from his pre-k class confirming that he does put one and two together... so why would I go back and MAKE him do this things when he is already doing it in his own time and naturally???
Just this morning I turned off the air conditioner because it was cold, and I took of his tank top (he pees on the bed) and I was going to put a long sleve shirt, and he did not want to so he picked up the tank top and gave it to me... meaning... he wanted a tank top not another shirt. So he does communicate but you have to pay attention.
My worry, this is the first time I am refusing one of her suggestions and I don't want to come on as a negative parent or a parent who is resistant, I just don't agree with that.
"Don't underestimate persons with autism, try to understand"