During therapy Wren held bacon in front of Garren's nose. He could obviously smell it. He started salivating, and his lips moved just a little. She wanted to see him swallow. He is getting very close. We've actually seen him swallow a couple of times, but when he can do it consistently that will be a big step.
We continued working with the eyes. Yes is up and no is down. Nancy made a couple of cards with NFL team logos on them. One has the Steelers, the other has the Panthers. During therapy Tara had me hold one up and one down. I asked Garren which team was better. He looked down at the Steelers logo. I asked him which was the worst, and he looked at the Panthers.
Then I took the Yes and No cards and held Yes up high, and No down low. We asked him a series of questions.
"Is You name Garren?" He looked up.
"Is Kara your sister?" He looked up.
"Is Kelsey your sister?" He looked up.
"Is Katherine your sister?" He looked down.
Awesome. Garren understands and is able to answer simple yes/no questions. This tires him out quickly so we had to give him a rest. After a short break we asked some more questions.
"Do you like bacon?" He looked up.
"Do you like bacon cheesburgers?" He looked up.
I turned to ask Nancy what food he doesn't like. She said green beans. I didn't even have to ask, as soon as Nancy said "green beans"
Garren looked down without even hesitating.
That was pretty awesome!