#Autism and problems with communication is one of the absolute toughest parts of this whole special needs parenting thing, at least for me.
Of my three boys on the spectrum, Emmett is by far the most difficult to communicate with. While he has made great strides in the speech and language department, he is still severely speech and language delayed.
Expressive language is the biggest struggle at this point. He knows what he wants but he can’t express it very well. He’s very difficult to understand and it requires a great deal of guess work. It’s frustrating for him and it’s frustrating for us. Not being able to effectively communicate is something that most people could never understand.
I wanted to give you a chance to step into my shoes. See the challenges that families like mine face. See how frustrating it is for my youngest when he can’t communicate effectively. It’s frustrating for everyone involved.
I want to help you to understand what it’s like to be faced with things like this. This video is just a few minutes of what Lizze and I face, every single day. It’s what Emmett is faced with…
[youtube width=”720″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFkyWwinOho[/youtube]