"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
|With Bianca at 13 months. Before she regressed.|
When Bianca was 12-13 months old (before her regression) she was ahead of the curve on a lot of things. One of those things was labeling.
One of my favorite things to do with Bianca when she was a baby was to grab one of her favorite picture books and flip the pages as she pointed to and told me the names of ALL of the animals. It also became one of the things that made me angriest about the regression… that it took that from us. Bianca became more content chewing on a book than she was labeling once her regression started to kick in.
I would grab her favorite book and sit down with her and witness the gradual decay in her ability and/or interest in labeling. She lost the words altogether eventually. Asking her to participate in an activity became futile. She was much more content to be on her own and to become engrossed in trying to find any microscopic crumb on the floor to mouth. It would depress the hell out of me.
Still, you move on.