Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

Disclaimer: Leslie Lindsay provided me with a free copy of Speaking of Apraxia to offer as a giveaway on my blog. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor this giveaway. The longer I am a mama to a child with apraxia, the more I wonder if our lives will ever …

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This week I hung the following picture that I got from the House of Krause blog on my refrigerator: Last summer, I ran across this picture, which was in the author’s January 6, 2010 Apraxia of Speech-Does it Ever Melt Away? post. Over the past year, I’ve referred back to it on several occasions. The …

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Quite often, Lil’ Man gets bored with his speech homework, so I am always searching for new and exciting ways to switch it up. Modifying Cranium Cariboo – A Magical Treasure Hunt game was a huge success in our house. This game came out a few years ago and my older son loved playing it. …

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It’s tax season so I’ve been going through my 2011 files and when I ran across Jake’s doctor bills, tests, and insurance EOBs, it brought a sick feeling to the pit of my stomach. Last year, things were dramatically different for us. And although only 365 days have passed, it feels like an eternity ago …

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Last week, my kids were on Spring Break and we took a much needed, restful vacation to the beach. We had a great time and Jake can say the word “beach” just perfect, which makes an apraxia mama like myself feel extra sunshiny inside. It was nice to have a week of no school, speech …

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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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