Changes Since Starting Longvida Curcumin
Week 2 - started 1000mgs/day:
Is putting two words together A LOT! Trying to say numerous two word sentences. "Bunch Hand" when asking for a bunch of pretzels in his hand. There are several other ones also.
Is trying to say many new words. Said "Scissors" the other day and we could
totally understand what he wanted. Signing & trying to cue with me as we sing the songs at church. He was trying to say the words as best as he can also.
Week 2 ½ to 3:
Said "scissors" when the kids were talking about scissors
Said "alfalfa" when Yo (his twin sister) & them were outside dealing with
Says "chicken" when signing chicken
Week 3 ½ to 4:
Said "Abba" (what the kids call Dad) clear as day!
Has been consistently saying "Bunny" and "bye-bye bunny" when we leave my barn at night.
Said "cookie" as best as he could when asked to say it - "ookie"
I really can't believe how much his speech has jumped. He says new words all the time and tries to copy and say new words whenever he can.
He doesn't always say them so we can totally understand them, but most of the time you can hear a little bit of the word that he is trying to say.
Says the name of his favorite goat, Willa - "illa."
Saturday (6-6): When they were getting ready to go out to milk the goats, I asked Osiyyah what they were going to feed the goats. He was standing there, crossed his arms and his leg and said "tink" (think) and then answered with "alfalfa." So cute!
Said two new words today (Sun.) - Apple & Blue. It's completely amazing that he is actually saying these words! He has never said Apple or Blue anything close to clear. It's always just been "ple" for Apple or "b" for Blue.
Said "Boobies" when Norayah (his brother) was tickling him this morning
Thought: I had been wondering about Apraxia with Osiyyah, but since starting the Curcumin and seeing these changes, my feeling that he may have it has really decreased. I'm wondering if this would have anything to do with helping with cognition and such in regards to Apraxia. Because, he has been able to say words he has never said before (and continuing to use them). AND, he has been saying words, well one word in particular, that he said months ago and never said again. He says "Bunny" now, whereas before he rarely said it. If you could make him say it, it was amazing. He had said it about 9 months ago and never really said it again.
Started singing at random times. He says all kinds of sounds & words, closes his eyes and really gets into the singing. He started singing while we were driving home in the car the other day, and there wasn't even any music on. He's continued to do it and even did it this morning with Norayah while he played the guitar. It's so cute!
Said "Pig" the other day.
At his therapy appointment on Friday (6-12), the therapist, Liz, commented that "he is talking a lot more today." We hadn't even told her that we were doing anything different. We told her at the end of the appointment and she was interested in hearing more.
Said "Bubble" this morning (6-15).
He sings every time we have bible study or church throughout most of the songs. He never did this before and every time we'd ask him, he would never do it. This is just so cool!
He seems to understand everything so much better and so well. I rarely have to repeat myself when asking Osiyyah a question, or asking him to do something, or telling him something.
Osiyyah has continued to say all the new words he has learned and hasn't forgotten one of them :).