Aisha - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 2 1/2 years old. He was a three month preemie and weighed 2.15 pounds. He overcame a lot and to this day is as normal as his full term brother. The only problem he has is his speech. I was told he has apraxia. I have the Early On speech therepests coming once every other week. He can say up to 68 different words but only one at a time. He started to say 2 words in a row but not to often. I see a lot of people have therepests coming 2-3 times a week. Am I not doing enough? Early On is based in Michigan and only is available until he is three. It is a free program through the ISD school system. I will be getting different help when I need to. They told me to let Ben go to normal preeschool because speech is the only thing he has problems with and they want him with children his age to interact and talk to him.
Should I be doing more speech therepy with him. More times a week?
Ben can blow out candles, lick a sucker and blow bubbles. I don't know if that means that he has a mild case of apraxia or if it is not even the case. Just uncertain about a whole lot of things right now.