Lindsey was non verbal up to age 4. We had to try to verbalize what we thought Lindsey wanted in as simple a way as it was possible. We used simple language like “all done”. Even though she may not have been able to understand us, it was important to try to tell her we knew what she was trying to communicate, but it was maybe something she couldn’t have right now. Most of her screaming we believe was because she couldn’t communicate what she wanted. Simple words and pictures were helpful.