7-Year-Old Boy With Rare Disease Says 'I Love You' To Mom For First Time
After years of signing "I love you," 7-year-old Tait Sherman found his voice.
According to the Mirror, the English boy suffers from a rare neurological disorder called Bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria (BPP).
Because of it, Tait's language skills are slower than other children his age. For Tait, he knows what he wants to say, but his mouth and lips aren't able to create the sounds.
But when Tait finally did learn to speak, his first thought was of his mother.
Reama told the Mirror her youngest son's first words were taken from a favorite book of Tait's, "Guess How Much I Love You?"
We would always use sign language to say 'I love you' but one day when I was putting Tait to bed, he pulled me in to hug him and said the words 'uv you.' It was a heart-stopping moment.
Tait wasn't accurately diagnosed he was four and a half. He now attends a special school for children with language-based disabilities. Each class has a resident speech therapist, there to help Tait shape unfamiliar words.
According to Reama, the change in learning environment has made all the difference for her son.
He started to make progress straight away, there was a difference in him. He was able to belong somewhere, he was with other pupils that were like him, so they find a way to connect that doesn't always need words.
Tait, who can now speak in full sentences, is making progress by the day.