Kaid's Story

by Jana
(Grand Junction, Colorado)

Kaid

Kaid

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!

Kaids mom

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Aug 01, 2017
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How is he now? NEW
by: Paul Cooper

Hi Jana
My twin daughters are 5 now and both have Apraxia- one is worse than the other. Intensive therapy every week and lots of coaching from me and their mom.
Keen to know how your son is doing now?

Sep 14, 2016
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The Simpsonwood Transcripts NEW
by: Anonymous

http://thinktwice.com/simpsonwood.pdf

It talks about Speech problems in kids, related to vaccines. Everyone should read.

Nov 03, 2015
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Apraxia NEW
by: Anonymous

My son is 9, and was diagnosed at age two with apraxia. I also noticed a link with his 12 mos vaccines and his loss of babbling and verbal skills. It has been a long road, with three times and then two times a week speech therapy for the past seven years. His speech is understood and he does well in all areas now; though he has some sounds that come across as if he has an accent. I cried many nights about his future, and I want you to know that you caught this early and with therapy your child will be understood and have the best chance for normal speech. Please don't despair, just keep the therapy going and always be positive and encouraging. I will pray for all of us who deal with this.

Sep 15, 2015
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by: Jenny

Kaid's looks very nice. Kaid's smile is very beautiful. I read Kaid's story. It's really awesome. I like it.
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Sep 13, 2015
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May 20, 2015
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Wakefield Vindicated NEW
by: Nannie

My grandson was just diagnosed with Apraxia (also from Colorado).

Dr. Russell Blaylock has given ample scientific evidence linking vaccine neurotoxicity to brain damage. Whether or not it is the case with Kaid and my grandson is not the point. The point is that it very well could be the cause, or part of the cause. Vaccines cause brain swelling...that is one of the side effects listed on vaccine inserts. That's why babies scream after vaccines.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, commonly vilified for publishing an alleged erroneous study linking vaccines and autism, had been vindicated over and over in recent studies. In fact, his supervisor and co-publisher was reinstated and the study in question was held valid. Yes, it was only 12 children...but Dr. Wakefield et al were not looking for vaccine damage...they were beset by the parents who noticed a link between vaccine and onset of illness...in Wakefield's study the illness was gastro and the finding of measles vaccine virus in the intestines of the children cannot be discounted. Dr. Wakefield is a "safe" vaccine proponent and after the study was published in the Lancet, only suggest further study and to separate the MMR vaccines. Please listen to his side of the story before jumping on the bandwagon.

Doctors are required to inform patients of the risk of any procedure, including vaccination. When they fail to inform, it is vital that parents do their own research. And by the way, the study that proved once and for all that vaccines and autism are not linked? The main doctor who published that study, Dr Poul Thorsen, absconded with millions of dollars of grant money and is a wanted felon. And people trust his study over the hundreds of recent studies linking vaccines to neurological problems so prevalent today. EDUCATION BEFORE VACCINATION.

May 20, 2015
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Apr 15, 2015
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Kaid's Story NEW
by: Jessica Michelle

It has been seen that apraxia can go better after few years. As you said you are visiting speech therapist and doing all you can do, I hope they will give you positive results. My friend was bad in doing essays but with help of bestessay au, he is doing good.

Apr 12, 2015
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Studies on vaccines and autism NEW
by: Anonymous

There have been many studies done since the one that started the vaccine-linked autism scare because people want to know the cause of autism and because it would be very important to know if it was vaccines. Fortunately, these studies showed overwhelming evidence that there was no link between autism and vaccines. If they are in the same area of the brain, I would be very surprised if that was the cause.

I'm glad he's doing well. My brother had severe apraxia when he was younger, but he is now very fluent and articulate. I wish you and your child well.

Mar 19, 2015
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Inspiration NEW
by: Dennis

The story of Kaid was really inspirational for the parents of children with verbal apraxia. Actually it is not a disease. Some kids will have trouble to speak when they are over excited or sadElectronic Medical Records. It can be corrected by good speech therapy.

Jun 04, 2013
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19 year old apraxia father NEW
by: Anonymous

We started in the genetics labs in the mid 90's. Apraxia was the supposed culprit. Speech not developing and motor skills like walking were late. We just had her 19th birthday. It's much better but far from perfect. Her mental level is around 10-12. Reading no prob, writing looks like a 2nd or 3rd grade script. Plenty of life in her though! Just graduated high school from special needs class. SSI for life. Makes me and mom feel young. Santa and Easter Bunny gets to come every year. Don't know what to blame, wish I would have waited on immunizations since its a mystery. Last summer more genetics. Nothing but some mixed results in some areas that are still unknown to science. In a database now for comparing her to the rest of the world. Sure no wedding or grandkids but no broken hearts, abusive husbands, or worries about her driving. Honesty, she is more alive than the world around her.

Dec 09, 2011
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Good for Kaid!
by: Jacqui's Mom

I'm glad he is doing well. Keep up with his work. There are times it's going to be jard and he WILL fight you on it, but that is the time that you have to be creative. Jacqui and I made games out of her exercises and I think that helped. Also, make sure you praise him a lot especially when he does well. Like I said before, hang in there. One thing to remember, use all the county resources. We live in Northern VA, so we are lucky to have a good school district and plenty of resources near by. I don't know where you live, but look into county resources and use them. Good luck and I'm here if you need support.

Dec 09, 2011
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Jacqui's Mom
by: Anonymous

Actually, something wonderful happened!! Kaid went from 4 speech sessions a week to 1!! The other night at dinner he said, "I think that means I can talk good now!" He was smiling so big I almost cried. I know his speech will get there and he does feel pretty normal now...not shy at all!! Thanks for the encouragement...we never plan on having to deal with these issues.

Dec 09, 2011
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Jacqui's story
by: Jacqui's Mom

Hi! My daughter Jacqui was diagnosed with Apraxia at age 3-4 when she didn't speak. I started having her go to speech therapy and preschool through the county school system. She had many behavior issues and now at 10 years old, she still has them, but mostly due to frustration because she cannot express herself as well as others in her class. When you said you want Kaid to be a "normal kid" it touched a nerve since Jacqui has feelings of inadequacy too. I always tell her that she may feel different, but we are working on it. She has come a long way and almost everyone I talk to doesn't even know she had a speech problem. Please do not think that because Kaid has apraxia he is not "normal". What is normal? Is anyone really normal? With time and hard work, apraxia can be controlled. It may manifest itself later in other ways, but by getting help now, you are taking the right steps. Hang in there! You can do it!

Dec 02, 2011
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Kaid
by: Anonymous

My son experienced a vaccine injury after a series of shots given in one visit. His speech has improved greatly (he's 5 now) but we still deal with allergies (linked to ingredients in vaccines) and behavior problems. I, personally, don't vaccinate anymore because I have seen the damage done. If you choose to- please be careful and space them out. Good luck:)

Dec 02, 2011
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Please don't jump to conclusions re vaccines
by: Anonymous

My son was recently diagnosed with apraxia and I'm on this site seeking information. I'm glad to read that your son is doing well, but I'm sorry to see that you indicate vaccinations as a source.

The original study liking autism to vaccinations has been thrown out and the doctor lost his medical license for conducting an improper study and fabricating results (his sample size was just a few kids). The risk associated with the dreadful childhood diseases that are prevented by vaccinations is so terrible! Everyone should make their own informed choices about vaccines, but don't just jump to conclusions.

Jul 15, 2010
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Hey Anonymous!!
by: Anonymous

Hey Anonymous--I'd love to talk to you more! I wrote that piece over a year ago and a lot has changed. I belong to a Facebook group that focuses on Apraxia. Friend me because I think that you have a lot to share!!

Jana Wood
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Jul 15, 2010
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RE: Kaid's Story.
by: Anonymous

I dont think it really is from vaccines. im 16 and have apraxia, however my family history does involve speech problems. my mom didnt talk until she was about 4 or 5. my brother had minor speech problems when he was younger. my dad also had minor speech problems as a young child. also my dads moms sisters daughter (my second cousin) had minor speech problems. But everyone now talks normal. also several stories that i have read said that there was minor speech problems in the family, like when one of the parents was very young. so i alsways thought that it was genetic. but you said that it affects the same part of the brain as autism does. so maybe it is from vaccines.

Jan 24, 2009
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Friends for kids with apraxia
by: Kate

Going back on our experience as my daughter is now 7, very young children are generally non-judgemental and accepting of each other. I found I got more "comments" from other parents about my daughter's speech then I ever did from other kids. At that young age kids are still developing their language skills and probably won't notice the errors as much. It's school aged kids that tend to pick on each other much more - which is one more reason why early intervention for apraxia is so important. So, yes, I would let your child play with other kids, but monitor the situation.

Jan 23, 2009
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Kaid
by: jana

ya, it's pointless to try to pinpoint a cause for the apraxia but it's so frusterating to think that it could have been something I did during pregnancy or something. I'm glad I found this website, otherwise I'd have no one to talk to about this. I have a question-should I let my 2 year old interact with kids who tell him that he talks funny? Does that make him try harder to talk better or will he just shut down? He understands everything and I just wonder if making him totally aware of his own disability will help or hurt....i'd love to hear what other parents have done.



Jan 23, 2009
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Thank you
by: Kate

Thank you for your contribution. It sounds like your little boy is doing great, and hopefully will be fully recovered when it is time for school. I don't think we will ever get big government to admit that vaccines have caused these types of problems in kids - imagine the law suits they would have, however your theroy could be right. I have tried to find a solid answer to that question, but there seems to be a lot of misinformation out there.

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