Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

by Amber, Contributing Writer What a journey it has been. In January of 2012 when Cason was 17 months old, we were referred to a developmental pediatrician and a speech therapist at the Naval Hospital for evaluations. At that age, Cason had no words, wasn’t babbling, waving, pointing, or mimicking. He also had major eating …

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by Tara, Contributing Writer There are days I feel like I’m on a rollercoaster (that I never bought a ticket for) and I can’t get off. Other days I think “you know what … I can do this … we can do this … two kids with apraxia … yep, we’ve got it covered.” Then …

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My baby is growing up and I am so proud of everything he has accomplished in his short, little life. Jake has been in Pre-K 4 for four days now and he is loving every minute of it. I cannot express in words how happy this makes me. I laid awake for a few nights …

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In the book “What’s Eating Your Child?”, the author Kelly Dorfman correlates that learning how to speak is a lot like learning a fancy dance routine. Some people are naturals … from day one, the moves come easy and they require minimal practice. But, for other people the twists, turns, and dips are far from …

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After the dust settled from the holidays, I took some time to reflect on the past year and to set 2013 goals for both myself and Jake. For most of 2012, I did a weekly update on Jake’s progress and what he was doing at speech therapy. For those of you who are regular readers, …

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For the past couple of weeks, Jake has been spending his time in speech therapy doing our favorite thing … test taking. I don’t know who hates it more – me or him – but, these speech tests always have both of us squirming. It’s our one year anniversary with Ms. Kelly and we have …

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