Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

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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