Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

by Sheila, Contributing Writer At three years old, Gia’s severe speech delay qualified her for services through our school district’s Priority Preschool. I was convinced that with a little extra help, she would catch right up and we would move on with our lives. I really believed that. Eight weeks, one progress report, and no …

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by Sam, Contributing Writer At about 18 months old when my genuine concern for Andon’s speech and other challenges set in, I began living a roller coaster of worry, followed by high stress with sleepless nights of research. These spells were typically followed by some sort of specialist with a plan, in which case we …

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Please welcome Jenn Soehnlin, who attended the 2013 summer CHAMP Camp at George Washington University with her three-year-old son. Thank you Jenn for sharing your experience with us today! When my little kiddo was two and still completely non-verbal, you can bet I was doing a lot of research online. I stumbled across Tori’s blog …

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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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Reinforcing the words that Jake practices at speech therapy has always been important to me. I haven’t always met my goals or been successful with my attempts, but through trial and error, I have found out what makes Jake tick. He likes adventure, variety, and he likes to move. Most importantly, he doesn’t mind saying …

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In April of last year, Jake ended public therapy with Babies Can’t Wait and began seeing a private SLP at my older son’s private, elementary school for one thirty minute session each week. During this time, there was no rhyme or reason to the words and sounds he worked on each week, and his therapy …

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I couldn’t let the 108th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, pass without blogging about it. To celebrate the occasion, Jake’s school had “Who Hair” day this past Friday, which simply meant the kids must show up with some type of silly hair style. LD was so excited to fix his brother’s hair …

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