(hey, that thing I said about writing a post offline? scratch that.)
Holding the fresh baked cookie in front of her non-verbal autistic child, the mother wondered how long she could hold out waiting for a verbal response from her child.Alas, the mother did not have the endurance. The child waited in silence. The mother could not stand to torture her child anymore, and thus gave in. Torture is what the professionals are for, anyway.