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Touching moment a non verbal nine-year-old said his first words  Ho Ho Ho


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Touching moment a non verbal nine-year-old said his first words  Ho Ho Ho

Source: Huffington Post. 26 Dec 2021

The happy little lad pointed to the string of lights on top of a house which spelled out 'Ho Ho Ho' - and whispered the words out loud.

Caroline was filming the outing to show his dad James, 40, so captured the moment - and her adorable shocked reaction - on camera.

Proud dad-of-two James, from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, said: "When I saw the video, I was so overwhelmed.

"He doesn't really understand Christmas but it was great to see him having such a good time.

"Often when you try to communicate with Tommy you get little or no reaction and it's hard to know if he takes things in, so for him to read that sign then say 'Ho Ho Ho' without any prompting is incredible.

"Because he doesn't speak, it can be hard to know how well he can read - but this has shown me he's even cleverer than I thought he was.

The happy little lad pointed to the string of lights on top of a house which spelled out 'Ho Ho Ho' - and whispered the words out loud.

Caroline was filming the outing to show his dad James, 40, so captured the moment - and her adorable shocked reaction - on camera.

Proud dad-of-two James, from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, said: "When I saw the video, I was so overwhelmed.

"He doesn't really understand Christmas but it was great to see him having such a good time.

"Often when you try to communicate with Tommy you get little or no reaction and it's hard to know if he takes things in, so for him to read that sign then say 'Ho Ho Ho' without any prompting is incredible.

"Because he doesn't speak, it can be hard to know how well he can read - but this has shown me he's even cleverer than I thought he was.

"Christmas can be a really tough time for Tommy as it disrupts his regular routine, so it's lovely to see him enjoying the Christmas experience.

"I'm so glad the moment was caught on camera, because it was so lovely to see - especially after the year we've all had."

The power of Christmas, simply wonderful :) 

 

 

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