does the apraxia ever go away?

Maddge - posted on 12/10/2008 ( 52 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 6 1/2 and is doing intensive speech and is in a language rich classroom. Did any of your children ever start talking after a while. She babbles a lot and vocalizes but still no clear speech.

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Bailey - posted on 12/08/2012

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I was actually diagnosed with apraxia when i was a child. I am now 15 1/2. When i was younger I was put into speech classes since the moment i was able to speak. When i tried to jump, my feet never left the ground. I learned to ride a bike when I was about 8. I say this because it was apart of the apraxia for me. Sometimes I go back to my old elementary school and some teaches see me and hear me talk and their jaws drop. I speak clearly, I have since i was in sixth grade. I have a slight east coast sounding accent which I believe could be from the apraxia but I think I've completely outgrown it. Im writing a paper about how this has influenced my life and i stumbled across this. I hope your child outgrows it as i have but as others have said, every child is different i just thought I might share my story.

Nelly - posted on 11/09/2014

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Hey Kelly, can you please tell us which powered vitamins helped your daughter begin to talk. Would appreciate it.. thanks!

Wendy - posted on 10/18/2013

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Thank you so much for this post. As a mother of a son whose now 13 1/2 diagnosed with Apraxia at age 3 it truly has been a incredible journey. It's very difficult to watch my son struggle making friends and watching how people really have no idea what it is he goes through. For starters no one had the slightest idea what Apraxia is and really don't care about what we experience. Mind you he's worlds better from where we started with speech when he was 3. This is the first year we've taken off due to busy schedules and so he can be involved with school activities. It's painful to watch this amazing child who is so sweet and considerate of others be treated so poorly by his fellow classmates. They make comments about him needing special help when really he functions quite well on his own just needs some accommodations sometimes for tests. It's difficult to watch h try to make friends and they leave him out. What do you do? He's tried having people come over and they always have a reason why they can't. He's not a weird kid... He dresses nice which shouldn't matter anyways, smells nice. What's the deal? Why do they all have to be so hard on him? He feels it's because he has a IEP and they think he's not smart. Terrible! Did you ever experience this with friends? He's uncomfortable with himself anyways from apraxia and this I feel is bringing him down more. We are an extremely supportive family and will do whatever it takes to help him succeed but the friend area is soooo heartbreaking. Don't like seeing him feel alone. But it's true nobody understands the effects it leaves on the person with it along with the parents and siblings. I wish you luck in all you pursue and God bless you for sharing your story. Any insight you have would be appreciated.

Miles - posted on 06/22/2014

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I'm not a mother, but I was diagnosed with profound developmental verbal dyspraxia, which is also known as childhood apraxia of speech. Growing up with apraxia was hard for me because I didn't had a way of communicating with the people around me, it was frustrating and upsetting because I knew what I wanted to say, but I just couldn't say it.
I am now 22 and I have been receiving speech pathology on and off since I was 3. Speech therapy has been such a big part of my life and I wouldn't have been able to communicate as effectively as I do now without having it. . My speech didn't improve much, but I have leant to communicate in different ways. I communicate by using a communication device, and some speech .
I think it is important to remember that every child with apraxia is different. My speech didn't improve much because my apraxia is very severe , but I know other people with apraxia who have almost completely clear speech.

Jax - posted on 02/27/2014

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Wendy my heart hurts I feel exactly the same with you with my 6 year old son. The friends thing is what makes me cry my son is so social and fun but all the kids look at him weird or say something and I know he's hurting I can see it in his face he just wants to be normal like them and talk. Just give your son love and attention. I'm so worried about this when he gets older as well I just want him
To have friends like everyone else

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Karen - posted on 09/02/2016

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if he is somewhat comprehensible, look into Central Auditory processing disorder! The same place where they check hearing, are the ones who do this testing. Mainly it is the words aren't coming to them the same way, which makes it hard to understand. We were going to get it done for my son but his speech made it hard for them to do it, my son is 8 and his speech is equivalent to a 3 year old based off his recent evaluation.I hope this helps Michelle

Michelle - posted on 07/22/2016

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Can anyone tell me if not understanding is part of apraxia of speech? My son is 11 and we thought his speech issues were improving but he recently told me he doesn't understand a lot of what is being said to him. He has not seen a SLP in 2 years and was never formally diagnosed. He has no friends and is so alone. I want to help him. Thanks in advance

Mark - posted on 07/08/2016

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Hi every one,
I am father of 6 1/2 years boy who is suffering from sever appraxia.
He isn't speaking yet and taking very dense speech and occupational therapies.
Not much progress as I expected.
Could you give me advice.
He is shouting for what every he need, which method using for communication?.
Is he able to learn other language?
Is this nightmare will be over?

Jan - posted on 08/30/2015

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My son is 16 he is on the honor role but will always struggle with language and expressive communication. We focus in what he does well math and memory are excellent. He is a sweet kid but lonely because socially he is delayed and communication is critical for teens
We have been through multiple therapies with him but the best advice I have is share his passions and support his weaknesses and he will be the best he can be.

Lyne - posted on 08/22/2014

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Hello All! This was the first website that I found after receiving the apraxia diagnose for my 16 month baby. She has been on SP, OT, and DP, for about 3 months. But nothing has worked like the fish oil I've started few weeks ago. She did not have any sounds, I mean no sounds until 1 week after the fish oil. It may be a coincidence? Yes, it is possible, but I do believe it is a miracle. She started with d (dada) and n sounds one week after. I asked the pediatrician the dose, but she said there is no recommended dosage for infants or toddlers, so I started with 1 capsule of Nordic Naturals - Pro EFA Junior - and now I'm giving her 2 a day. And the difference is like day and night. I believe you can find more information here http://www.cherab.org/

Angie - posted on 08/20/2014

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I was coming across this online, my daughter also has childhood apraxia she is 6 yrs old and is still in intensive help with her speech last yr in kindergarten they gave her a iPad and that she can communicate with other kids as we'll it seems to help she's a very loving kid and her friends understand she has a speech problem and the except her for it and look after her as we'll. I hope things are going better for your son this yr. maybe he can get a iPad through the school district

Kelly - posted on 07/10/2014

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woops - in case your wondering, the vitamins are call NOW for Kids. Made by Reliv. Not available in stores - need to find a representative (like tupperware with out the parties).

Kelly - posted on 07/10/2014

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Hi Audrey, Yes talk on the phone to her. Talk to her in person or on the phone.
My daughter will be 8 in October. She is epileptic, autistic and childhood apraxia (among another 1/2 dozen issues). She was basically non-verbal until she was about 6 1/2 yrs .
We started her on these powered vitamins (heard it helped non-verbal autistic kids talk) and within 2 months she started talking and a year later she is talking in sentences - 5 to 6 words and fairly clear. Not sure if it was the vitamins or just coincidence (not taking any chances, she's still on the vitamins) but you can tell she is not as frustrated as she was before when she couldn't talk to us. She still walks around making the "vowel sounds" - for now who cares - she's talking!!! Keelp talking to the little girl. If she understands you - you can always say, show me...this way she can show you want she wants. This helped for us. All of my daughters life I talked to her and kept talking to her - somewhere/somehow it does sink in.
My heart breaks reading all these stories about how the kids don't have friends. My son is high functioning ASD, has ADHD, ODD and aniexty. He will be 12. He's smart as a whip, very literal, no filter, quick meltdowns and totally socially inept. He has no friends. They are either afraid of him or get mad at him for his behaviour. He is also deemed emotionally impaired. So many of us struggle to help our children with special needs. When I get down and upset I have to remind myself that it could be worse. They could have a terminal disease or be missing with their picture on a milk carton. I think GOD chose each and every one of us because we are not/ will not give up trying to help our babies. God Bless all of you and may your children flourish in all areas.

Audrey - posted on 06/06/2014

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Hi all,
I'm not a mom, but my boyfriend's 3 1/2 yo daughter was recently diagnosed with CAS. She is now in speech therapy 2x a week, and is making progress. I was wondering if there is any benefit to talking on the phone with her? Intuitively, I think it may help because she wouldn't be able to use signs to communicate, and would have to use what she is learning in speech to talk, but I don't know if it would be too frustrating for her. She loves to talk, but it is so heartbreaking when she realizes we don't understand her. Thanks for all of the positivity on this topic! Gives us hope!

Judith - posted on 05/02/2014

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My son will be 8 next month he has apraxia of speech. Like Bailey it also affects some of his gross and fine motor skills. He started speech when he was 4, his SLP suspected apraxia, got us OTC and physio recommendations. He did all three every week for a year. He started JK with an EA, moved to a special needs school for SK. Returned to regular school for grade one and two. This year he is returning to NCC school since he has a communication device and will receive training on it at this school along with his grade three requirements.

He has gone from a child who could not hold a pencil or siccors, walk without dragging his right leg and barely talk. To one that can read at a grade one level, talk in sentences eventhough not all of it is understandable. Balance on a curb,run, write some what legable and take tests outside of the classroom. He has 3 friends at school.
The more they practice talking the clearer it comes. My son's very first clear word was no.

Colleen - posted on 01/09/2014

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Thank you for your post! I am am mom to a 2 year 10 month old boy with Apraxia and we have been in speech therapy for a year now and I just needed to reminded there is hope... and you just did that!

Rena - posted on 12/10/2013

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My son is in the 5 th grade and doing so much better. I wish others younger than him could meet him and see that the hard work is totally worth it. He is still working and not totally clear yet, but what an encouragement he could be!
Bailey thank you for your story. I am so happy for you, wish we could meet someone like you who has kicked apraxia in the butt, and shown everyone not to underestimate others!! Good job!!!

Danielle - posted on 11/07/2013

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My daughter is almost 7 and through a LOT of therapy and she is now talking in sentences. Its not all clear on what she says but she is trying hard to talk to us. The thing with Apraxia is that you have to take it one day at a time and celebrate the smallest of accomplishments.Our biggest celebration we just had and it seems trivial but for us it was big....she would call milk, milp. After working with her and saying it over and over she finally puts the k on it instead of the p. Stay strong and one day she will be talking!!

Gloria - posted on 07/30/2013

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Bailey, thank you so much for sharing your story. It gives me hope for my son!

Ms - posted on 02/22/2013

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I think it has a lot to do with your child's environment, and how much support your child get's as every kid is different. My son is now 10 and he still struggles to pronounce certain words and tries avoiding those words in which he knows he cannot pronounce. I think you need to just take it one day at a time and try your best to not be overwhelmed because it does tend to effect them in other area's of learning.

Kristi - posted on 01/28/2013

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Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2013

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Hey ladies as a mom with a son with global apraxia - I know that there is real help here. My son had verbal, limb and speech apraxia. He is 7 now and much improving since we started him on natural suppliments and addressed his issues with a naturalpath doctors and other functional medicine.

He also exhibited signs of OCD, ADHD, anger, frustration etc.

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Kristi - posted on 01/06/2013

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Apparently, all speech and language delays can go away. Some do, some don't and it's scary because we don't know. The best news for YOU is that you're getting intensive speech therapy which helps so much. My son is 3 1/2 and speaks at a maybe less than 2 year old. He tested at 2% on the tests he did pass (and there were 3 out of 5 that they couldn't give him for lack of cooperation).

You're doing great getting her the therapy! I know so many people who have given me encouraging words on my website about my son (if you want to check it out, it's http://www.findingninee.com). Please feel free to share your story there, too, if you want! Best of luck. For all of our babies!!!

Shannon - posted on 01/05/2013

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What test do they do for Apraxia? My child is 9 yrs old, hearing impaired and doesn't speak much. He has not been tested for Apraxia. The speech therapist gave up on him and orderd a device that speaks for him. He makes alot of sounds and says a couple words and can match tones and sounds perfectly form his shows he watches. Is there a possibility he could get past this? He receives no speech therapy anymore.

Lisa Kennedy - posted on 09/26/2012

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My daughter is also 6 1/2 yrs old...she has been in speech therapy since she has been 22 months old. She is talking quite a bit but its very hard to understand and she is still on the severe end of Apraxia.....your daughter will get there, it takes a lot of time but she will find those words one day. :)

Kathy - posted on 10/27/2011

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I know you hate to hear this but every child is different. Go to the CASANA website and go to a local support meeting if you can. My son started therapy at 2 1/2 years of age. He is now 5 years and one month and we were released from private speech therapy this afternoon. At 2 1/2 his articulation tested at that of a 1 yr 8 month old. Today his receptive language is 6 1/2 and expressive is at 5 year and 8 months. His voice still lack inflection and he has problems with r blends but that usually cannot be corrected until a child is seven years old. During the last couple of years I have seen kids that have not made as much progress as he has and some that have made more. I don't know that it ever goes away, but some kids seem to outgrow it.God bless and I will keep you in our prayers.

Tonya - posted on 12/30/2009

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it takes some time but it'll happen!! hang in there! it's a lil rough but we have gotten thru this and our lil girl is now 9 and shes doing great!! we noticed changing her diet has helped out alot we also heard having their tonsils removed will help as well! we do serious speech therapy at home,school and private! you should try PROMPT therapy it has really worked for us! good luck and let me know if u have any more questions if i have the answer i will let u know

Carla - posted on 11/20/2009

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my son was diagnosed with apraxia at 3 and 9 months> he could only say 10 words and not very clear, almost 3 months later he is now talking in sentences (3 to 5 words), he still has a long way to go, but progress is a good sign. if he keeps progressing at this rate, he will no longer need therapy by 1st grade. he still on the ProEFA oil fish which I think has helped him a lot. have faith !!, if you see progress that means you are on the right path.

Gianna - posted on 11/07/2009

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My son is 3 now, I was told that he would need speech therapy long into his teenage years. :(

Dollia - posted on 11/02/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:



I have a son who is 7 1/2 now he was dx when he was 2.  He had speech 2x at the beginning and then 2nd year we bumped it up to 4x and then 5x.  You also, have to monitor them if they are getting stressed out by going so many times.  It is good to remember to take breaks.  Also, carry over everything they are doing in speech to home.  Play games and when it is their turn to go have them say a word or a sound then they get to go when it is your turn you do the same so they feel like it is just part of the game not a speech session. 






 






My son talks clearly now but when he is tired he makes a some speech errors.   We just ignore this.  We do see him struggling in his writing now.  his processing from what he hears, says and writes sometimes gets mixed up. 



 



SAME HERE!  Antonio is 7 and has trouble starting his speech, but no errors.  However, now he has a hard time starting his writing too!  I have found little to read on school age kids who have "overcome" Apraxia as I see unique problems still exist for my son.  HE hasn't even had speech since he was exited out of Early Intervention.





 

Jennifer - posted on 10/18/2009

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I found a lot of free video's from the library, I started with sign language, and our whole family learned it so we could talk to him and see how smart he really is. It took away so much frustration!! Then he got into a school for a head start with government money, I just took him to a speech pathologist to get diagnosed first, I live in Canada though. I also figured out that he was sensitive to eating gluten (wheat) and we took that out of his diet and we also found these awesome gummies that have fruits and veggies in them. I think everything we did is helping, and he is progressing better than I could have hoped for - he sings along to songs now, one year ago only mom. He will be 4 at Christmas!!

Sarah - posted on 10/09/2009

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My son is almost 9 and with his speech therapy he will be out of Special Ed as of November. He was in speech since he was 4 but it did wonders for his speech and now he won't stop talking!

Fern - posted on 08/09/2009

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My children's ages are 26 (stepson), 21, 19, and 2 and a half. The 21 year old had apraxia that was not correctly diagnosed and did not get the help that the 2 year old is getting. He didn't start therapy until he was 5. He graduated high school on time and worked a couple of great jobs doing apartment maintenance and auto mechanics until he lost his last job due to changes in the economy. He has now passed all the test to go into the military. He leaves for basic training in early Nov. He has very few issues with the apraxia and speaks quite normally. My son is proof that kids with this disorder can lead successful, productive lives if they set their minds to it. Andrew had/has some mild learning diabilities and even with them, he was able to graduate and to qualify for the military. He still struggles with a few things and is probably not quite as mature as most boys his age, but he is doing quite well considering all we have been through. So my advice is not to ever give up and keep fighting to get your child whatever services/therapy they need. Keep plugging away and you will see improvements eventually. Its important with apraxia to keep making them work to build the connections in the brain so they don't have to complete that new connection every time they go to say a word. Eventually that pathway will build itself and they won't have to fight so hard to recall the way to form the word.

Nikki - posted on 07/25/2009

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Yes it will go away. I had it when I was a child and it took me 8 years of speech. My son also has it. He's 4 and he's talking more than I did when I was his age.

Rachel - posted on 07/16/2009

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My 7 yo, Natalie, has been receiving speech therapy since she was 1. In 06, we moved from NM to VA. For 3 years we kept going in circles with, why doesn't she repeat words? I finally got a speech person here that made the connection and tested her for Apraxia. Bingo, finally had an answer for why she never repeated words. That was in 07, we just had her retested and my therapist said that she is making progress! Her articulation is still probably pretty low, she was less than a 2 yo last year. But we are hearing more ending sounds coming from her! I also was very freaked out about her talking last year and saw the info-mercial for Your Baby Can Read. Went ahead and spent the $200 for it. I figured with our younger child, if he can read by 3, and it helps Natalie now, it's worth the money. I did some flash cards with her today from 1 of the videos and she knew all the words!!!!!!!!!!! We (therapist and I) think Natalie will continue getting therapy either in school or outside like we have now thru at least Elementary school. Currently she gets 5 days a week and once a week on the outside. I bump that up to twice a week in the summer. Thank God tricare is working with me on all the extra speech needs we have.

Sonya - posted on 07/07/2009

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Hi, I have a almost 15 year old son with verbal apraxia. He was diagnosed at 3yo. He has been in speech since 3 and has made very slow progress, but progress has been made and can be with intense therapy. He is slowly learning to read and can be hard to understand at times. He has had a great attitude about speech and has worked really hard to make his sounds and words. I am very proud of his hard work!

Ashley - posted on 05/28/2009

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I recommend PBS programming. Word World, Sesame Street, etc... Also, the Baby Babble DVD's are great. I ordered them from Amazon. They have helped my 3 year old immensely.

Lisa - posted on 04/23/2009

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Hi everyone! My son AJ is almost 3 1/2 and we adopted him from foster care. He was given to us from the hospital at almost 2 days old so he knows no other parents other than us!! He had a cleft lip and dental ridge that was repaired at 4 mos. We have not gotten an official diagnosis of apraxia although that is what we believe he has. He is being treated by OT, PT and Speech Therapy and has been since around 9-10 months old. He is in special needs pre-K now and seems to be making some progress. He has never been in Speech Therapy for more than 30mins 2x week. How is it that some of you get therapy more times per week? I am always told that that is the maximum amount he is allowed from insurance according to is IEP. I have always thought he needed more than that. He is babbling now and seems to be more purposeful in his babbling but is still very non-communicative. We can not even potty train him because he does not communicate that his diaper is dirty and needs changing. We change him usually on a schedule or when there is an obvious odor. We have heard words in the past but usually when he is at play and not really thinking about it. There were some word sounds he used awhile back but does not say at all anymore. Do any of you recommend anything like DVD's or computer programs to help assist with his therapy? Right now he watches alot of TV with his primary caretaker who is my disabled sister who lives with us. I am not sure that the programs he is watching are helping much. He watches primarily Nickelodeon with alot of Spongebob. He also likes to watch alot of movies with his Auntie. He particularly likes movies with alot of singing and dancing and action. I really believe he will attain speech someday but it is very frustrating to me that he gets therapy and still has no speech or communication. How do you become more proactive? Thanks for all of your help!

User - posted on 04/21/2009

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wow, thanks for all the input on speech therapy. It was so encouraging to read and know that I am not in this alone.

Laura - posted on 04/16/2009

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My son has a speech problem also Sarah , i'm sure you had your son checked but my son was tongue - tied , so that kept him from speaking also . You brought up the movement , can he stick out his tongue??? Because if they can't its because the skin under the  tongue needs clipped . It makes your tongue have a heart shape also if you try to stick it out.



                    Just saying something just incase , sme people never heard of it .. It kept my son from speaking , his was severe , but they say it was not the only reason he cannot talk.



        He is my youngest out of 6 children , it makes me so sad , if i sit and think to much i will start to cry. I am glad of the time i can have with him since he is the youngest and my 6 year old goes to school all dIay next year..  It is sooooo nice to chat with other people going through the same things - thank you everyone.

Julie - posted on 04/15/2009

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my son is 5 1/2 and he is in kindergarten. He tested with Apraxia at about 3. We adopted him from foster care at 5 days and no one told us he failed his hearing tests. We tried Kids on the move for children with delays and disabilities because he wasn't responding at all. We found out he was deaf at 2 1/2 and he had 2 surgeries and now he can hear. It took about a year for him to start babbling or anything and he was 4 before he said mommy. I was so frustrated because of the lack of help in the school district. I have been trying to get help anywhere and everywhere, but it all comes down to one on one talking and help with pairing sounds and words. it is a struggle but he is talking a little now and kids want to be with him more because he is able to talk a little now. I am so glad. It is still a struggle, but with slow progress

Sarah - posted on 03/30/2009

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My son was dx at 27 months. he only said 10 words. If he picked up an 11th word, he dropped one of the first 10. His SLP said his expressive speech was at a 15 month level. We started with 30 minute sessions 2x per week . Within 4 months he had made tremendous progress. His basic issue is his tongue...he has very limited lateral and vertical movement.

I do not know if it helped him at all, but I let him watch a lot of preschool programming while he played during the day. Sesame street, word world, superwhy, etc. Basically the whole PBS kids lineup. I also played silly kids songs on the CD player in the van every time we went somewhere.

I don't know that his apraxia has actually "gone away" but we are running out of goals for his IEPs. I think next year we are going to have to write goals relating to tongue movement :) The SLP and I are thinking that he almost will not need therapy next year, but since he is on an IEP and his next MFE is not until he is 6 we will continue it as long as we can. I must stress that my son is a VERY atypical case.

Jennifer - posted on 03/08/2009

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I have a son who is 7 1/2 now he was dx when he was 2.  He had speech 2x at the beginning and then 2nd year we bumped it up to 4x and then 5x.  You also, have to monitor them if they are getting stressed out by going so many times.  It is good to remember to take breaks.  Also, carry over everything they are doing in speech to home.  Play games and when it is their turn to go have them say a word or a sound then they get to go when it is your turn you do the same so they feel like it is just part of the game not a speech session. 



 



My son talks clearly now but when he is tired he makes a some speech errors.   We just ignore this.  We do see him struggling in his writing now.  his processing from what he hears, says and writes sometimes gets mixed up. 

Maddge - posted on 02/10/2009

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Thank you so much ladies!!! We are doing 4 speech sessions per week as well as the school but progress is coming along slowly.

Michele - posted on 02/10/2009

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My son was only 35% intelligible in Nov. of 07.  Now he is 85 % intelligible.  We are blessed not all children respond as quickly as AJ has but I have faith and know that with the right help most children improve significantly.  AJ will still struggle his entire life with pronouncing/recalling some words and may have difficulties with reading and writing but he has become a confident and much less frustrated little guy.  Hang in there!

Mari - posted on 01/29/2009

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The same as the other mother's advice.  Just keep working and don't give up hope.  My 4 year old has been in speech for two years.  He had a speech intensive pre-school last year but is in a regualr pre-school this year.  Sometimes things get mixed up but not only can I understand my son others can understand him as well.  Keep the faith.

Joanne - posted on 01/26/2009

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I am a mother of a 4 year old that has been in speech therapy for about a year. She has improved a great deal during that time. She went from only babbles and grunts to now saying three word sentences (even if not everyone understands, at least now she tries). After talking to mums at my oldest daughters school I found several mums that have had success with speech therapy and other school based programs. Don't give up hope.

Melissa - posted on 01/24/2009

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My 4 year old son has had extensive speech therapy for 1 1/2 years now. His speech therapist says that he has made such progress that he probably will not need therapy much past kindergarten. He has gone from babbling at 33 months to full, clear sentences now at 50 months of age. He is in a regular parochial preschool program. He does still mix up some parts of speech though! Have faith!

Teresa - posted on 12/11/2008

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I just asked my daughter's speech therapists and her answer was that..."yes, it can. The child can grow out of it, depending on how their brain develops. They can still have touches of it as they grow older and establish careers, etc. However, there are some kids that never grow completely out of it, again depending on how the brain develops, and they struggle for a good portion of their life. Also, she said that, with the proper help, she can overcome a good portion of it. Hope this helps. My daughter is finally babbling at 3, so I guess I try to see how things go. keep checking the website for more answers to your questions.

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