J can sign "more," but has pretty much forgotten "please." We've introduced a PECS picture system for him. Right now it is composed of three little index cards: bagel, drink, bubbles. J has to hand us what he wants to get the desired item. It sort of works. I wonder if he's trying to figure out that the "food" picture means you get "food." It looks to me like he hands the cards and then he's surprised by what he gets, but he knows something good will happen. He WILL get his hearing checked tomorrow, but I think his hearing is fine. We deal more with autism as a family and I'd be more suspicious in that area. Here's a picture of the poor child wearing his little sister's bib. Well, it's a nice big one and covers him nicely. He doesn't go out that way. The semi-naked child next to him is Emperor. Yes, when we serve foods with mustard and the like, all the boys just take off their shirts for the meal and put them on after they've washed hands and faces. We're barbarians that way, and it doesn't insult those that I would otherwise ask to wear a bib LOL!