We've been a little worried about Nolan's receptive language because he hasn't really demonstrated an ability to listen to a word and associate it with an object. For example, if you asked him to get his cup, he might come back with a book or a toy truck. He would only obtain the right object if he had a visual cue- i.e., pointing to the desired object.
This past week has shown us that talking, talking, and more talking has started to work some magic. He was grumpy this morning and I asked him if he wanted his milk. Without any visual cues, he wandered over and picked up his cup. It might sound like a small thing, but in our world it is huge!
To further wow all of us, he correctly identified the cow, sheep, and rooster during his speech therapy session this morning. The pig seemed to confuse him a little, though. Perhaps he simply doesn't like pigs! I am over the moon. Things are really starting to click in his auditory world.