With everything going on right now I forgot to bring this up. Last week Emmett’s therapists told us that she thinks Emmett may be a savant. While significantly language and speech delayed, Emmett is simply absorbing everything else. He is learning very rapidly and remembering almost everything. I’m not quite sure what to think about this. Although, I will say that aside from speech and language, it’s like Emmett just “woke up”, if that makes sense. It will be interesting to see where he is when we go back to see the developmental neurologist for a follow up. Emotionally, Emmett is still behind but his intelligence is simply amazing (as we keep hearing from the people evaluating him).
Anyway, I just thought I would share that with you all. Does anyone have any experience with savant syndrome? I would be VERY interested to hear from you on this.