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Auntie-Ann Posted: May 16th 2012

As I've previously mentioned in another thread, my 4 year old son is autistic and unable to communicate. He loves Wallace and Gromit with a passion, usually watching the films 3-4 times per day. Anyway, yesterday we started PECS, (picture exchange communication system). It's a specific way of using pictures/symbols to allow children to talk without talking basically. My son had a PECS card given to him which said "I want to watch" and the picture was a TV. After the speech therapist left my son handed me the card and said "Wallace and Gromit on!" I could have cried!!! We now have a PECS card with a picture of Wallace and Gromit on it, (so he can ask for W&G any time he wants now)! Heehee! I thought I'd share this because although this might seem completely uninteresting and it doesn't sound like a big deal, for a child with fairly severe mental health problems it is a massive achievement!... So thank you W&G for helping my son to communicate!

Gromits little bro Posted: May 16th 2012

That's AMAZING! I've read about things like this before, and I've found the stories inspiring. I think it's wonderful that he can communicate with you now!

LoveShaun19 Posted: May 17th 2012

That's awsome!!!! I'll pray for your son to continue doing so well. :)

Devi Fitri Krisrera Posted: May 17th 2012

Wow, that's amazing!!

EmmyRed18 Posted: May 17th 2012

Praying for continued improvement! God Bless! :D

harryboy8080 Posted: May 18th 2012

Your son must be incredibly smart. My non-verbal autistic cousin Luke uses PECs to communicate.

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