Grandmother has questions

by L. Thomas
(Middle Tennessee)

I think my granddaughter may be one of those children whose diagnosis may not follow "normal" pattern of any of the numerous speech/language/perception/socialization issues. She is 3 and says only a few words but can make you understand what she wants by what she does. She has a few gestures that mimic autism but is very social. She does have extra space in the front of her scull, diagnosed by several test and MD's. There is no indication of brain loss though.


She has been poked. prodded, and observed for several digestive tract disorders, sleep apenea, neurological problems, auditory assessment and everything shows normal.

I would like to find a resource that identifies the difference it apraxia and autism.

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May 16, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Something happened when I submitted a coment so I am not sure if it was entered or not
I just said I was concerned the local system would develop an iep based on autism not apraxia.
All of her MD's say it is not autism.

May 16, 2012
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by: L. Thomas

Just what I needed to hear. I am concerned that the local school system will try to "piegon hole" her as autistic since this is not a common disorder.I want to make sure the iep addressed apraxia. All of her MD's agree she is not autistic.

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by: L. Thomas

Just what I needed to hear. I am concerned that the local school system will try to "piegon hole" her as autistic since this is not a common disorder.I want to make sure the iep addressed apraxia. All of her MD's agree she is not autistic.

May 15, 2012
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by: Kate

I understand that can be very frustrating when something isn't right and as a parent or grandparent you would do anything to fix it.

I don't know if you saw the article we have here at:http://www.apraxiaspeaks.com/apraxia-and-autism.html explaining some of the differences in autism and apraxia.

It is good you are starting early with interventions and hopefully with time everything will work out ok for your granddaughter.

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