Q and A with Nicole
In December, I wrote about Nicole being evaluated through the school district for special services. One of the main areas of concern is her difficulty answering questions.
Here is a video of a Q and A session with Nicole in October:
And for comparison, here is a Q and A session with Nicole from yesterday:
As you can see, she is improving. In the first video she repeated the questions that I asked without answering them. In the second video she answered my questions. Some of her answers were wrong and itâ€™s unclear if all of her wrong answers were just because sheâ€™s being silly or if she doesnâ€™t completely understand the questions. Like when I asked her where her eyes were and she said â€œmy eyes is orange.â€ I wonder if she just hears one word that she understands and responds to that, like she knew I was asking about eyes, but did she understand that I wanted a location, not a color? Also, Iâ€™m fairly certain that she does know that she is a girl (or â€œgrillâ€ as she says it).
She has a long way to go to get to completely normal interactions, but sheâ€™s making progress. She still says things that make no sense, like last night she kept saying that she was scared that someone would turn into a bird. I cannot figure out where she would get the idea of someone turning into a bird.