Apraxia questions from Worried Mother
My son is 3 years old. He was a planned c section and had no trama at birth or since birth. He hit beginning milestones on time. But, at 1 he was not walking or pulling up. He had one foot that turned out and rolled in and he seemed to be weaker on the right side, so we went to an orthopedic doctor. He did an MRI of his spine but it was fine. We have done genetic testing that has been fine. We went to a neurologist and did Cat scans of his brain and they were also fine. He began therapy at 17 months for hypotonia. He also has sensitivity issues to sound and touch. We got orthodics to help the foot issue. We have gone to a developmental pediatrician. Now at 3 and saying no words I believe he may have apraxia. I know sometimes hypotonia goes along with apraxia. I also have read sensitivity also can go along with apraxia. He is walking holding onto one finger, but his confidence holds him back from walking independantly. The only diagnosis I have is "He has characteristics of verbal apraxia, characteristics of cerebral palsy due to weakness on one side and characteristics of sensory disorder." The D. Ped said he could not diagnose him. I'm reading the book The Late Talker and it sounds soo right.I guess since he has all three issues and not just speech, I was wondering if anyone has had the three issues together. I don't know if this makes his more severe apraxia. Any advice,suggestions or success stories would be greatly appreciated!! Does everyone's apraxia show up on the Cat scan/MRI of head or not? If this is a neuro issue why does it not show up?? This has been a hard 2 years!!