I got a call from Alex while I was at work the other day and I do not think I have heard her so excited in years! She started talking a mile a minute, so I asked her to slow down and tell me what was going on. So, she did and she asked if I remembered the flash cards for Kindergarten and 1st Grade she made for Greyson and his homeschooling program. I told her that I did. They haven’t used them in a while but Greyson knew them all the first try 6 or 7 months ago.
She said that she had been talking to the RBT about his spelling and reading and mentioned the cards and she said to bring them out. They went ahead and did them and he was perfect. They decided to test how smart he is, which is not always easy, and they started making 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade cards. Well, he got all those right too. Finally, she said she skipped 4th Grade and went straight to 5th Grade Cards and he once again got everyone right.
Our RBT used to work in the Public School systems and said that kids his age don’t know many if any of those words. She was super impressed. She said he could win some kind of world record. So they decided to look it up and now they are going to see if they can video Greyson and time him to see how many words he can do over a certain amount of time and get him into the Guinness Book of World Records! The therapist said she really thinks he is a genius and can do incredible things.
When Alex told me the story I was incredibly excited! I know how smart Greyson is but this is a huge thing for him. I couldn’t be more proud of him, and the only thing that can stop him is himself! I know a World Record would probably mean nothing to him and mean a lot to us but I think it is amazing because it would show the world that everyone is capable of something incredible regardless of their challenges!