Tiffany - posted on 05/16/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
I have a 3 yr old boy. He babbles and speaks only 3 words. He does try to say words, but we may only get the right vowel sound or syllables or maybe only the first letter right. Mommy sounds like magadeedee. We have been doing speech therapy in the home through a state program. He has been learning some basic Sign Language and has progressed wonderfully with that. It has helped in his frustions from lack of communication. Now we have to start getting speech through the school district. They immediately wanted to label him Autistic or MR and put him a special class. I fought it with the help of his previous SLP. They did all their testing and found he wasn't anything they tested for. I think they really don't know what to label him or how to service him. I just want to make sure he is getting the right treatment. They are insisting we use the Picture Exchange System and I was wondering what some other SLP's are doing to help some other Apraxic children out there.