Today I was conversing with Audrey - a fellow parent of a child with autism. We had both been attending a social event with our children and were discussing the challenges we face with the education of our children. I had on a previous occasion told Audrey about the Pocket Learner system I developed to enable my daughter Shari to build her communication skills and learn to read. On this occasion I took the opportunity to demonstrate the system to her with the help of my little girl. I took out one of the cards and asked Shari to read it. She promptly responded “plum” showing that she could indeed identify the word. When Audrey observed this she retorted that the system was too advanced for her daughter who at the age of seven is within Shari’s peer group.