Now that Mac has a number of letters under control we have started giving him a “free spell” opportunity. This is where he gets to write any word he wants using his morse code.
On the first occasion he chose ” . .- -” or E-A-T.
I switched to his yes/no box and checked.
Did you want to spell out the letters ‘E-A-T’? YES
And, does that spell ‘EAT’? YES
Do you want something to eat? YES
Would you like to eat some chocolate? YES
I figured I should absolutely make this moment memorable by offering one of his favourite foods.
This is/was a huge moment. If Mac learns he can ‘ask’ and ‘receive’ then self-instigated independent communication becomes all the more real.
During Mac’s free type today he again chose E-A-T (I guess if you are on a good thing stick to it right? By the way, today’s treat was a guava and coconut ice block, yum.)