Two speech therapists were in today and were trying to find out if he can read. They tried getting him to point to one of two words (large and in caps) on two separate sheets of paper. They had difficulty finding the right spot for him to be able to see the words, but with a pointing device he was able to point to the correct answer to their questions. For example, he pointed to Larissa's name or to Lydia's name when asked. When they asked him to point to his sister's name, he pointed to Lydia's name. What this means is that he appears to be both reading and comprehending.
He didn't last long with the exercise (fatigue comes easily to him), but they felt he was successfully communicating a correct choice 70% of the time. Their goal now is to help him to be consistent with the exercise. It would be huge if he could do it consistenly. It would mean we could communicate with him.
Thank you, Lord. Pray for Ian.