Bizarre Speech thing she does...

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Bizarre Speech thing she does...
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Wed, 03-28-2007 - 11:33pm

I'd like to start out by saying that speech has never been a problem for my daughter, Kayden. (It has been all the other areas that have been issues)... she doesn't have her "L's" or her "TH's" yet which is rather typical. Anyway, here is the strange thing she has been doing for the past 2 months or so:


Kayden is substituting letters in her speech. She'll do it inconsistently, but more so when she is excited or "in motion".

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Thu, 03-29-2007 - 12:45am

Is she in speech? I wonder if perhaps she is grouped with a child with speech problems they have been working on and she is confused by some of that?

Otherwise it is completely weird. Maybe she is just playing with the feeling of it like a stim? If so I would ignore it or neutrally correct it or model the correct way to say the word but not make a big deal out of it.

That is all I can think of as a possibility. I have to admit. This one is a completely new one to me.

Renee

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Thu, 03-29-2007 - 9:53am
Thanks for the reply, Renee. Kayden is not in speech, and I totally agree that this is a new one - everyone who I ask gives me the same answer. I also am starting to think it is a stim of sorts, since she's always had some sort of stim for the mouth (licking things, mouthing things, licking her lips, now it is kissing!) who knows ;) -- Jessica

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Thu, 03-29-2007 - 11:18pm

http://www.apraxia-kids.org/




Edited 4/1/2007 7:56 pm ET by alexandriamichelle87
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Fri, 03-30-2007 - 10:55pm
Thank you so much, Alexandria! That was very helpful!! :) -- Jessica

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Sun, 04-01-2007 - 7:19pm

Alexandria

I want to caution you about a mistake that is easy to make online. It is impossible and innappropriate/unethical to make diagnosis online.

You mention that this "Is apraxia" while I am sure you mean that is sounds like a case of apraxia that you have seen. You cannot know for sure if it is apraxia or not as you have never seen this child nor are a diagnostician.

In the future you may want to say something like "I had experience similar to this which was apraxia and you may want to read about it", "that sounds similar to my experience of apraxia", etc. It is a touchy line.

You also want to be careful about perscribing treatment "I am sure Kayden will overcome this with some speech therapy". While we hope that she will there is no way to know for sure if a child will be able to overcome one trouble or another and it is really impossible to know for sure virtually if it is the right one.

The reason I warn you is that I noticed you mentioned being a professional. I am as well (professional and parent with over 17 years experience) and you have to be even extra careful because of this. Kaydens mom is quite knowledgable and has been a round for a while, however, in a different situation with a new person they may take your word as professional advice and giving professional advice on a board in such a manner can cause you difficulty particularly if you are wrong.

Renee

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Tue, 04-03-2007 - 9:27pm

Okay - I'm not a professional. I'm just a mom. My dd just turned 7. I don't know how "high functioning" you dd is, but I wanted you to know that my dd when she is around other kids either in speech class or she has a friend at church with a "speech issue" she mimicks/re-inacts the way those kids speak. For instance the girl at church who is normal just has the speech issue she "lisps" sort of. well, my dd will "lisp" as well until I tell her "I want you to talk like Tori talks not like Morgan talks" and she usually straightens up. Maybe this isn't your issue, but you might ask your dd's teachers or whoever else she plays with possibly if there are other children that do this. I was just griping on another post how my dd re-inacts her day in "play" but can't verbalize an answer to the question "what did you do today".

Good luck.

Jess