hello i am a new member my name is tralynn
my three year old son was diagnosed with apraxia of speech about a year ago. he was tested and was allowed to start at head start where he would have speech therapy twice a week. i though he was making really good progress but was extremely disappointed when we met with his speech therapist today. she said he had made progress but is still really behind. he does say some words but still does not speak clearly or all the time. she has taught him to sign which has helped a lot. i thought that this was enough but she now thinks that he may need more help. what she is suggesting is a speaking device. he will push a button and it will say what he wants/needs. i am so scared for him to use this because i am afraid it will stunt his growth. i think he will be to dependent on it and will never see the reason to speak. i just don't know what to think.
has anyone else experienced this?