So my beautiful DD is 3 and 3 months. She is diagnosed with Autism and dyspraxia. She was almost completely non verbal and had no communication level, until she had her tonsils out.
In september 2010 she had her adenoids out and gromets in, prior to then she didnt even babble and up until end november early december last year, DD could say mum but it had no meaning, with a little babble. She learnt new words only to lose them again a week or two later (very common with asd). But again those words had no meaning and she never pronounced them correctly either.
Then came time for the tonsils to come out. After surgery the dr said that her tonsils were that large she would have been struggling to swallow, eat, talk and even hear properly. Since her operation she can now say about 15 words properly with meaning! She can see a bubble or ball in different places (pictures, on tv or irl) and she yells and points bubble or ball! She can tell you if she want a drink, chips or apple. And she is learning to say please and thankyou at the correct times (says it about 60% of time without promting and bout 90% with prompting). She also says hi or hello and bye which she initiates!!
Her therapists can not believe the difference post op either. And tomorrow we are back to the paed that diagnosed her who has not seen her since before op.
I know that these things are minor for a neuortypical child, but I am just so proud and pleased to see the changes is her I was starting to lose hope that she would be verbal by the time school starts.
And this is just the beginning for her and us