Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

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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We are having amazing fall weather and I am soaking in every minute of it. Here are a couple of things that have helped Jake get in the spirit of Halloween … Teach Preschool Blog – “Ppppp is for pumpkin painting, pouring, pounding, and play dough play” While Jake enjoyed painting this pumpkin, he LOVED …

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The first day of our technology fast, I was a little worried. Lil’ Man cried for at least twenty minutes for the iPad and I’ll admit, I lied and told him Daddy took it with him out of town for work just to cushion the blow a little. But after that first day, he was …

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I have a confession to make: I’m starting to think that my child is in the beginning stages of iPad addiction. For a couple of weeks now, I’ve noticed the attraction getting stronger. Here’s Lil’ Man’s symptoms: Within the first five minutes of waking up, he requests “Daddy’s iPad.” And yep, you guessed it … …

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At 27 months old, Jake began speech therapy with our local state program. Each week the SLP would come to our house for thirty minute sessions and she would sit across from him on the floor and she’d attempt to capture his attention. Sometimes she whipped out a toy from her own bag of tricks, …

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On Tuesday morning after Jake and I got home from speech therapy, we baked some gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, which he critiqued as being “nasty.” That’s a pretty descriptive adjective for a kid who has a limited vocabulary. I glanced around at my kitchen, mixing bowls adorning my counters, flour settling into the black and brown …

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Last week a moment that I had been anticipating for months finally arrived. On Wednesday my husband and I took Jake to see a physician that specializes in pediatric integrative medicine. All the months of prayers, googling, researching, reading, emails, calls, and comments on blog posts had all led us to this decision. I am …

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