I have been thinking a lot about all the tests, and scores that are involved with Alex. Tests to show his progress, and to show his delay. According to his tests Alex is functioning anywhere from 9 months- 15 months depending on what skill. What I have learned is that these paper tests miss so much. They don't care that Alex knows when its time to turn the page while we are reading a book, they dont care that he knows how to put his letter magnets on the fridge so they stay. They don't care that he knows what button to press to get a certain sound from his music toys. they don't care that he cries when we close the book at night because he knows its time to go to bed. They want to know if he is walking yet, or putting two words together.