As Melanie closed the door, Whitney became very upset. We could tell that Whit really wanted someone to come over and play. She had been extra lonely because she hadn't seen her school friends in several weeks and was suffering from serious social withdrawal. It's tough on her because the neighborhood kids her age are very kind to her, but really can't relate to a child that can't talk or do many of the same things they enjoy.
Melanie and I are going to have to work harder to involve Whit in social events and interactions. I think she really craves them and they definitely make her happy. When Whit does have other kids to play with she's so much happier. She looks forward to school and church because she gets to be around other kids and interact with them. It doesn't take words to see how much she thrives on being around others her age. Any good tips on finding more social interaction?