Need some advice relating to Aspergers
Let me see if I can explain this without writing a novel or confusing anyone, including myself lol.
My husband has Asperger's. He's super intelligent and a great guy but his thought patterns get derailed easily during conversation if there is too much going on around him. (I'm sure everyone is saying...yes...that's what happens) :)
My question is actually about how to start teaching our 16 month old ds to not talk/chatter all the time when dh is trying to talk to me. Imz (ds) is a chatty little guy, but he can go off and play and be quiet for decent periods of time. If dh starts to talk to me...he starts talking too. He doesn't have library voice yet lol so it is very hard for dh to talk over him and after a while he just can't. He gets frustrated and upset because not only can he not "hear himself" (his words) over ds, but the train of thought he had to continue the conversation gets completely lost.
I know that at 16 months to the toddler it is still all about them and I know Imz doesn't understand that he is a) interrupting b) too loud but I need to figure something out so that dh can finish a conversation with me (and to curb frustration and him getting upset). Imz is not having an emergency or needing a need met at the time...I guess he's just trying to participate in the conversation, but this does not work well with dh's Asperger's.
How do I get little guy not to chatter over top of his baba (daddy)?
Thanks for any ideas. :)