Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

Earlier this week, Venus and Jupiter were visible in the night sky, but unfortunately I missed it. As much as looking up at the sky on a crisp, cool almost spring night makes me exhale in peacefulness, sometimes the to-dos in life take precedence over the want-tos. Space, however, has definitely been in our family’s atmosphere …

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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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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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In the spring of last year, I had started beginning to accept that Jake was going to need extra help in learning how to talk and therefore, stopped our sporadic coaching sessions from Babies Can’t Wait and sought out a private therapist. This was the true beginning of my quest for answers to the question …

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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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After spending half of November and most of December flying high because of Jake’s speech explosion, last week the familiar feel of fear snuck up on me again. After a laid- back holiday schedule, Jake’s speech regressed and my aggressive mama bear maternal instinct kicked in and I went into instant fix-it mode. My child …

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