I was inspired to seek out alternative medical treatment for Jake in 2012 when I stumbled across this research study: Syndrome of Allergy, Apraxia, and Malabsorption: Characterization of a Neurodevelopmental Phenotype that Responds to Omega 3 and Vitamin E Supplementation, by Claudia Morris, MD and Marilyn Agin, MD.
The results of the experiment suggest that apraxic children are sensitive to gluten coupled with other nutritional deficiencies caused by malabsorption. Essentially, the body is not absorbing the nutrients that it takes in and the result is a faulty system that doesn’t operate as it should. The stats impressed me – 97% of the 187 children showed some level of improvement with supplementation – and I set off on my quest to discover the root cause of Jake’s apraxia.
We are a success story: a little over a year after starting our diet/supplement program, Jake tested out of apraxia and a few months after that, he was dismissed from speech therapy. I believe our formula for success was: healthy diet + supplements for deficiencies + speech therapy + hand cues. Once Jake began the diet/supplement program, speech therapy started to click, and his voice took off.
Disclaimer: All data and information on this site are for informational purposes only. Always consult with a doctor before beginning any diet or supplement program.
- Syndrome of Allergy, Apraxia and Malabsorption … The Root Cause?
- The Story of Us: Birth to Age Four
- The Gut-Brain Connection
- First Appointment with Integrative MD: August 2012 – Age 3 Years, 11 Months
- Running on Empty: Getting Our ALCAT Test Results Back
- Three Weeks Into Our Diet and Supplement Plan
- What My Child Ate When First Starting the GFCF Diet
- Primary Supplements
- Other Supplements We Tried
- The Beginner’s Guide to Nutritional Testing, Diet, and Supplements
- Apraxia, GFCF Diet, and What Happened When I Added Casein Back
- Eat More Chocolate
- Gimme Some Sugar
- Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil
- Allergy Friendly Holiday Treats
- Claudia Morris, MD (2014) Apraxia: Autism Co-morbidity or … Distinct Clinical Phenotype – Autism Canada
- Claudia Morris, MD (2011) Innovative Uses of EPA & DHA for Apraxia – GOED Exchange 2011