Little T was diagnosed with a speech disorder called Apraxia shortly after his second birthday. Little T’s brain has trouble communicating with the muscles that are required for speech. He has always struggled with speech but that never stopped him from talking all the time.
He has been in and out of speech therapy since he was about 2.5 years old. Every few years we get a full evaluation and recommendations for the next phase. We took him to his evaluation last week and the general consensus is to continue working with him at home because he’s exceeding their expectations.
This year was a little different because Drama King also was evaluated for speech. His enunciation is not on target for his age and we were given a choice of doing speech therapy or working with him ourselves. We got the referral and will research for a local – we had to go to a neighboring state for the evaluations – speech therapy center. We, also, received a referral for a education evaluation because he’s struggling with putting words together correctly for reading. Given the problems he’s been displaying, dyslexia is the likely diagnosis.
Do you know someone with dyslexia? Does anyone have resources for teaching dyslexic children?
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