April 22, 2013

Intensive Speech Therapy

The Little Man started specialized speech therapy for his apraxia. We're happy to be working with the best of the best - she's an expert in motor-planning speech issues - but it is really intense.

She works him really hard and he has been a real trooper keeping up with it. It's a lot for him - he looks at us periodically for support and we're both at his side cheering him on. He accepts her touching his face and manipulating his mouth to get the right positions and pronunciation. That's a lot for a three year old, especially one with sensory issues. He fell asleep in the car on the way home, poor thing.

However, he is eager to learn. We've been doing his exercises at home and he seems to feel it's a game. He's already sounding more clear. I am really proud of this little guy.

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