(Grand Junction, Colorado)
Kaid is my 2 year old son. He was diagnosed with apraxia earlier this year. I was devastated. I quickly got a speech therapist and started my research. He's a very hyper little boy and is actually quite vocal-we just couldn't understand him-so he ended up whining A LOT. The next thing I did was order the ProEFA from Nordic Naturals. I love this stuff. His vocabulary jumped and his behavior is a little better. I also bought a Z-vibe. It's a tool that stimulates the muscles in the mouth. I guess it works....
While doing all of my research I was dissapointed that I couldn't find any type of prognosis for his future. Will he always be apraxic? Does it go away? Outgrow it? I still don't know the answer because it's actually a relatively new disease (is it a disease?). I think--this is just my theory--that is has to do with vaccinations. The area of the brain that apraxia affects is the same area that affects children with Autism and Asberger's, which have pretty much been linked to vaccinations. We've all heard about the incline in these diseases over the past years. My advice: Don't vaccinate until your kids are going off to school. Their bodies are bigger and tolerate it better.
Anyway, my son is almost 3 and is saying 4-6 word sentences. We're working on ending sounds right now. I have a lot of hope for him and I think he'll go to school and be a regular kid someday.
This website is the best and was the only place I found any answers-Thank you!