Mother of a 4 year old just diagnosed w/ apraxia
by Jessica Bush
(Fort Wainwright, Alaska)
Hi, have a 4 year old little girl who was just diagnosed w/ apraxia. I guess I can say that I am a little relieved to have an answer to some of my questions and hope of a recovery. She say's a/b 20-30 words but only a few are understandable by a stranger.
My husband is in the Army and we are stationed in Alaska so unfortunately we don't have very many resourses here to go to. We are on the waiting list for private speech (she has had an eval) but she is receiving speech two times a week through her school. I am interested in looking into the LIFT program but don't want to get my hopes up and am worried about spending a lot of money on something that's not going to work. We just recently got the diagnoses and I want to do everything we can for her and get started ASAP. I want her to live a normal, happy life and want to do all I can to help her. I would love to hear any suggestions that we can do that might help her. She's my little princess and I just want her to have a normal life and be the best she can be. Thank you so much for your time.