"Puh-poh" he said as he showed Mommy a crayon that was PURPLE! I don't know if it's because I've been home with him all day to notice or if he seemed to plateau because he's been sick for over a month, but Jacob has been making some real gains in the speech department. His ability to articulate sounds is very limited but he is making the most of what he can say and because he uses his words in context, we are able to figure most of them out. In the past I think he scored greater than two standard deviations below the norm for his cognitive abilities, which his EI Team attributed to the fact that he could not verbalize what he was thinking and could not show his intent without the use of both hands together.
I don't know if it's because of the inhaler medication or if he just realized that he's two-years-old, but Jacob is becoming a mischievous little boy - a true sign of intelligence to me.