Frustration without the understanding
(Three Rivers MI)
My Son was recently diagnosed with Apraxia. He has had numerous testing done. Diagnosed with Add (his sister has ADHD). I am not against medication as long as it is doing what it needs to do to help aide my child be successful.
He is currently in Speech Therapy in the school system and has been since Kindergarten. I have always know that there was something not quite right with him. His trouble with speech was the first indicator. As he has been in school and is now in 2nd grade I have put my foot down with the the school and have been talking to the teacher and principal in regards of his education. Since I have done this they have been very supportive and we have gotten a long way in 3 months then in the last 3 years.
My husband is in very much denial. He doesnt understand the way out son way of thinking and his struggle to get those words out of his mouth. He just says that he has to get it. He is 8 years old. Other comments such as You do not make him do these things that is why he doesn't. There is plenty of other comments as well.
The issue I have is the overwhelming of being patient with my son so he can get those words out and to not use his hands to explain but try to get the words out.
When I read up on the Apraxia I just started to cry because it was my son to a T...
I know I am doing everything that a mother should do, I just need to know will or is this something that may be a lifetime struggle for him.
We are not complete with all of the Evals and have a lot of testing that needs to be done with Speech and his eyes and hearing still are in the process. He is currently going to be doing Occupational Therapy for 4- 6 months and Speech will be going on until he needs it no longer.. I just am so new to all of this.