Mac has been telling us things he wants over the last few days.
On Saturday I asked him if he had an idea for a design on his wheels. He said YES.
I asked him to spell it for me on the Macaw.
A – B – E – N – T – E – N
It took me a few seconds to work it out. A Ben 10 design is what he is after.
I checked whether he knows it is just “Ben 10” not “A-Ben 10” he said YES. I asked was the ‘A’ just the first word of what he was wanting to tell me… YES.
I picked up some paraphernalia today so will try and sort something out tomorrow for him.
Today he brought home a note from school about bringing in some materials to make a container to carry an egg. I asked him if he had any ideas what he wanted to take in… the answer (of course) YES.
A – B – I – T – O – F – C – A – D – B – O
I asked if I could try and guess the rest. Mac does this using auditory scanning and the entire alphabet – it isn’t the fastest method, and quite tiring for him.
I gave it a stab… “A bit of cardboard?”
YES … (phew)
I had to laugh – all that energy for the “A BIT OF” just to start the sentence. I guess it gives me an indication he should be able to progress to sentence building with the right software options.
I explained how ‘cardboard’ was spelt – he thought that the ‘R’ in card was a bit sneaky.