Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

The last week in April our SLP re-evaluated Jake and gave him the Kauffman Speech Praxis Test and the Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation. Although the test anxiety for Lil’ Man and myself has subsided a lot since that first official test back in September, it’s still a pretty nerve-wracking experience. It’s odd to me …

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This week I hung the following picture that I got from the House of Krause blog on my refrigerator: Last summer, I ran across this picture, which was in the author’s January 6, 2010 Apraxia of Speech-Does it Ever Melt Away? post. Over the past year, I’ve referred back to it on several occasions. The …

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It’s tax season so I’ve been going through my 2011 files and when I ran across Jake’s doctor bills, tests, and insurance EOBs, it brought a sick feeling to the pit of my stomach. Last year, things were dramatically different for us. And although only 365 days have passed, it feels like an eternity ago …

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Last week, my kids were on Spring Break and we took a much needed, restful vacation to the beach. We had a great time and Jake can say the word “beach” just perfect, which makes an apraxia mama like myself feel extra sunshiny inside. It was nice to have a week of no school, speech …

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This week we got back to the hustle and bustle of our every day life again and I am proud to report that we regularly logged miles into our marathon training regimen. No, these legs of mine that actually enjoy running, didn’t hit the pavement, but Lil’ Man’s mouth has been moving at record speed …

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I almost didn’t blog today because I don’t have any big apraxia news this week and truthfully, for me to say “Happy Friday” really causes my gratitude muscle to fatigue. Unfortunately, Jake, LD, and myself all got bit by the rotavirus bug this week, and Jake got hit the hardest. The trauma all began last …

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I’ve been brainstorming this month and decided that on Fridays I will share¬†the highs and lows of our week with apraxia.¬†This week has definitely had its ups and downs. On Monday and Tuesday, Jake’s speech pretty much disappeared, which upset me. He replaced all of his words with “mama,” the cure-all word for everything. On …

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