There are concepts that she does not have: Before/after, more/less, small/big. She cannot answer "when" or "how" or "why." She takes stabs at responding to these question words, but they are many times stabs in the dark. When I tell her something and ask "what did I say," she usually cannot tell me.
Everyone says, she has come so far, but when I take a step back and realize how far she has to go -- not to catch up with some age appropriate peer, but to function successfully in the world, even the supported world, I pale.
I am still whirling about -- Blender Syndrome and thank you, Sharyn, for the words and the love -- and so seeing the dark side of every cloud.