Even with this amazing progress in one year, Ary lags behind his age peers in some language areas. Compared to others in his day care group (3-6 year olds), his verbalization is often fragmented and simple in structure. When he is tired, Ary forgets the names of things and speaks in short sentences. Grammar gets mixed up and he says, "Are you got more strawberries?" He confuses sensations (being thirsty and having to urinate) and has accidents; he says he's hungry and then throws up. He says, "I'm going to take a walk my byself," and calls Donald Duck "Don Deluck."
He seems to have no concept of outer space, though he does
recognize the moon and stars and has flown in an airplane. And he has no patience for hearing the text of storybooks but prefers to look at the pictures and make up his own stories. He has no real sense of time and constantly confuses today, tomorrow, last week as well as morning, noon and evening (and lunch and dinner). He has learned to count to 13 but then skips to 18. He knows the names of the seasons and weather, but he cannot apply them appropriately to a conceptual time period. His vocabulary is very concrete, descriptive, definite, grounded in his real world.
Ary's pronunciation is generally understandable with a few problem areas. He cannot say his "r" sound and so his name sounds like "A-yee" and umbrella comes out as "umbellalla." Sometimes he confuses internal consonant sounds, such as stack and snack, or adds consonants that don't belong, such as gloob instead of glue. The "wh" sound gets lost, so he says "every-air" instead of "everywhere" and "ale" instead of "whale." The initial "th" sound becomes a "d" sound as in "dis" and "dat." And he somehow adds a syllable before vowel sounds in certain words, such as "p-otty" and "Harry P-otter."