Sarah - posted on 03/31/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
I was just wondering how other moms explain CAS to people who do not have a medical background, such as relatives? I use a simple comparison to a grandparent who has had a stroke. My son is as smart as grandma was before her stroke. When grandma had her stroke she did not go dumb...she just cannot make her mouth move correctly to say what is on her mind....and sometimes she cannot think of the word she wants to say.
I also find myself explaining the increased need for oral sensation to people too. Friday night we went out to dinner and my 3 year old was enjoying the lemon wedge from my ice water. The waiter was amazed that this child could suck on the lemon wedge without making a sour face.