Looking for other parents of children with Apraxia
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Kathie - posted on 03/15/2011
Was wondering if others had behavioral problems with your child with apraxia? They say its because he is frustrated but Im not sure what to do about it. How do you punish a child who is just frustrated?
Michele - posted on 02/03/2010
My 5 year old son has verbal appraxia. He started speech therapy when he was 2, yet did not speak his first word till he was 33 months. I read various books and as a result started giving him fish oil. It has been shown to improve brian function and has had remarkable results with autistic and appraxic kids. My son is now 5 1/2. He still receives speech therapy twice a week. My best advise is to show patience and lots of praise! Your child needs extra time to process what he wants to say. And when he does, you need to celebrate the words, even if they aren't exactly right!
Jeanne - posted on 02/02/2010
I have an 11 yr old son with severe Dyspraxia / Apraxia of speech. I also belong to the list server that lisa Geng runs. It is wonderful has some very helpsul and wonderful people on it. Very informative and friendly. Go check it out..
M - posted on 01/02/2010
Theres a Yahoo group called Apraxiakids which has over 8000 members--lots of info. its currently being moved from Yahoo to Big Tent. you could find it on Big Tent under Cherab.The founder of both is Lisa Geng. She also has a group on FB for Apraxia kids. My 8yr old has severe apraxia.
Becky - posted on 01/01/2010
Jack also gets speech therapy twice a week. His speech therapist let us borrow a "workbook" for Apraxia that is like a story book, but also has pages of just practicing various sounds and info about how to get your child to make those sounds. Jack loved it and really started talking more after we started reading it. He still has trouble with lots of sounds and has to really think to get some words out, but he has made a lot of progress.