Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

A couple of months ago, I wondered if Jake would ever say the sound at the end of words. When he first started speaking, I was just happy to hear him say something as simple as “boo.” But if he had to work so hard to say this simple word, how on earth was he ever going …

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And  wisdom to know the difference. For as long as I can remember, I have loved the beautiful, wise words of this prayer. And now that apraxia is a part of my everyday life, I have …

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When I first started this blog, back in December, I told myself I would not attempt to explain technical speech terms because I do not have a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. I do, however, have a journalism degree, which means I’m a lover of: learning new things, embracing fresh ideas, and then writing about …

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Recently, I found a great “Speech Sound Acquisition” chart on Pinterest that gives the ages that certain sounds are acquired. When I first found this resource, I promptly repinned it, commenting passionately, “Why isn’t this hung up in every pediatrician’s office?” Seriously. Maybe if mothers had some basic knowledge of speech off the get-go, we …

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Only a mother of an apraxic child would dream of the day when her little one can say “no.” I’m sure all mothers will agree that this can be the most annoying word … ever. Especially when it’s often misused by defiant, stubborn toddlers who pronounce the /n/ perfectly in a louder than necessary tone. …

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