Melissa - posted on 02/12/2009
My son is just turning 3, since he is so young he can't be formally diagnosed except with "developmental delay" but since he has no vocabulary Apraxia is certainly on our radar. He's been in speech therapy since he was 18 months old. "It Takes Two to Talk" is a good book. I also really like "The Child With Special Needs"
Tania - posted on 02/09/2009
My 5 year old was diagnosed with childhood verbal dyspraxia about 2 -3 months ago. We are currently attending speech therapy 1hr every week as he was severally death until the placement of grommets 2years ago, so took awhile and 2 speech therapists before it was picked up.
SHe told us that it was going to take alot of work, and unlike speech delays, not something that will correct itself with only time. SHe has been truely wonderful and i just wish there were more like her out there.
Barbie - posted on 01/24/2009
Yes, my son was diagnosed at 3 with oral and verbal apraxia. Whoever told you that a child just grows out of it, is so wrong. It takes lots of speech therapy, and the earlier the intervention the better. My son is now 6, and is now forming sentances, but often is still unintelliable to others. There are great websites on this. Just google apraxia. It has been a long battle for our little boy to oversome this. Make sure that you did get a proper diagnosis of this. Our insurance will not cover his speech appts., but he has a good therapist at school, gets extended school year, and was in an early intervention pre-school. He has improved greatly b/c of this. Good luck!!
Jackie - posted on 01/21/2009
hi my son was diagnosed with dyspraxia (apraxia) he was about 3 at the time he is now nearly 8 we have done 4 years of private speach therapy and when money was tight she would show me things that i could do at home it take a lot of work and practise to get those sounds working
Leslie - posted on 01/18/2009
Hi, How old was your son when he was diagnosed? Has your Dr. or speech therapist recommend any home help, etc? My son was diagnosed at age 5 with apraxia through his speech therapist at school. Up until this point, whenever I would ask his doctor about my sons difficulties, I was always told "he is just being a boy, he will grow out of it". The SLP at school has not said anything specific about how to work with him, except to say he will grow out of it.
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