Concerned Dad

by Randy
(Orlando, Florida)

My son is 3 years old and his speach therapist is pretty sure he has apraxia. He is now in the Early Steps program and is adjusting to the routine. No one will officially diagnose him with anything because he's too young. He has some quirky behavior at times but is very smart, listens as well as any 3 year old would, great eye contact but can't talk. He knows 40+/- words but can't use them in a sentence. My wife and I don't know if it's Apraxia or Autism. After reading Apraxia explained it describes my little man to a tee. We've gone to GFCF diet and are giving him the dosage of vitamins that Kate reccomends. The only thing I'm having difficulty with is the LIFT program. How do you rent the equipment? I want to do everything I can for my boy but am at a loss on where to begin with the next phase of "at home" therapy. Any thoughts??

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Jun 05, 2015
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Feb 14, 2011
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Thank you
by: Randy

Thanks Kate and other parent. Very helpful. I'm going to contact each provider and hope one of them will let me rent the equipment. I'm also going to get a neurological set up for my son to have him officially diagnosed. Really appreciate the comments.

Feb 14, 2011
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Keep seaching for answers
by: Kate

At 3 years of age your son is old enough to be diagnosed. I would check in your area for a doctor that specializes in pediatric development, language disorders or a DAN doctor.
As for renting the equipment go to the website and call providers listed, there are some willing to rent and mail you the equipment, some may be willing to have a one time visit and let you take the equipment home.

Best of luck to you!

Feb 12, 2011
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There is hope
by: Anonymous

I was also feeling like you a year ago. I am very pleased to say that group therapy, language therapy and private therapy have made a difference. He is now speaking in sentences and scored above grade level in his language. He just needs to speak clearly. He continue to struggle but I really think ALL the therapy he has received since he was diagnosed at 18 months have helped. Speak to your local district and have your son tested.

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