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Childhood apraxia of speech?

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:34 PM
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Hey ladies. My friends son has been diagnosed with this and she can't find anyone who knows anything about it really. He gets speech therapy once a week.
She wants to talk to other parents.
Do any of you have children with it?
by on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:34 PM
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OliRye1234
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:35 PM
I don't know much about it. But my nephew was diagnosed.
supermama322
by Kaylee on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:35 PM
My middle dd was diagnosed over 4 years ago
MomInANutHouse
by Silver Member on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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There are a few kids around here that have it, dd participated in a walk fundraiser for it. I don’t know much about it though.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:39 PM
My son was initially diagnosed with it. It's basically that the muscles of the mouth don't work quite as they should. Is he hard to understand? Does he have any issues eating? Using a straw? We got my son involved in speech therapy and he was able to over come it enough to be understandable?
OliRye1234
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:41 PM
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https://www.apraxia-kids.org/ My SIL posts articles on facebook from this website.
JustKeepsmoving
by 5 on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:42 PM
My daughter and one of my boys have this. My daughter was very severe.
KitschyAF
by Silver Member on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:43 PM

My son has full on apraxia. He's 7 now. He was diagnosed when he was 2.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:45 PM
Did the Dr explain it or gove you some reading material? Google it
mammakittykat
by Gold Member on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:46 PM
My son has it. For him it is a subdiagnosis associated with his Cerebral palsy. He has been involved with speech therapy since he was 20 months old. He is 10 now and just graduatex from speech. He still struggles with some words but he has definately come a long way in 8 1/2 years.
PJMM
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2017 at 9:46 PM
Ds14 has it. Like someone else said the muscles for speaking don't work right. It's a brain issue. Ds had speech therapy until seventh grade. He also has an iep for speech and language development. He had tutoring for reading comprehension. And idk if it's related but he has adhd.
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