Although none of us knew when our baby was born that one day he or she would have apraxia, we all had dreams of what their childhood would be like …hearing mama for the first time, having silly conversations, and singing the ABC song. We were set, ready to go to Italy. But instead we heard our child had apraxia of speech and often many other diagnoses, and off we went to Holland. Despite the fact that the story below was written by a mother of a child with down’s syndrome, much of it hits close to home to me.
Happy Mother’s Day to the special warrior apraxia mamas who live a life that is filled with many extra responsibilities and energy that is fueled by love. Also to the many SLPs who juggle motherhood along with teaching our kiddos how to talk.