Michelle - posted on 12/10/2008 ( 35 moms have responded )
Hi, I am new to circle of moms and just signed up to this community. My almost 3 year old was diagnosed with speech apraxia about a year ago. I noticed that he wasn't really talking a lot and was wondering if I should take him to the doctor for and was told to wait. I kept hearing, "No no...he just has 3rd child syndrome...he will talk soon". Meaning we just thought that he had no reason to talk beause his older brother and sister talked for him. Well, then he stopped talking all together and just started pointing and knodding. My husband was affraid it was autism, because they said that stopping all together was a sign. So, then I took him in and that's when he was diagnosed with apraxia and said that he was NOT autistic. He started therapy twice a week and is now doing much better, but still have a LONG LONG way to go.
I was just reading about different therapies and found that they discovered that omega 3 is being used to treat speech apraxia and was working well. My question is.....Does anyone know about this first hand or know about it at all? This seemed very interesting to us, and would like to find out more about it. So, any views would be helpful!
This site is awesome and I am very excited to be a part of it! Your views have already helped so much. I have 4 kids, but feel like a first time mom with this one. My kids have always been healthy and spoke early for their age and now, we are kind of just learning as we go. So, any help or advice would be greatly apreciated! Thank you so much and God Bless!