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|Tue, 09-18-2012 - 1:50pm|
Hello all I am new here. My son is 6 years old and has been in speech therapy since he was 3. The other day at church his sunday school teacher was telling me about something he said and, outside of his hearing, I asked if she had difficulty understanding him because his new kindergarten teacher is having a lot of trouble understanding him. She said she could understand most of what he said, but then her son has apraxia to. I was kind of floored because I had never heard that term before. I came home and did a little research and contacted his old speech therapist from his preschool. She said yes she does believe he has apraxia and also dysarthria. She said however that this diagnosis would not have changed his therapy, but if she were me she would let his new therapist know just in case. I know nothing about any of this. All I know is I have an intelligent little boy with so much to say who has so much trouble getting his words understood outside of the house. I don't know what my next step is. Would you contact his doctor to get him formally evaluated, or rely on the school and their tests and therapies? I don't know if it would be best to get him extra speech on top of what he gets from school or not??? And I am not sure I believe her that this would not have changed his therapies for the last 2-1/2 to 3 years. For one thing everything I have read says that one-on-one speech therapy is best for this and for the last year he has been getting group therapy. Anyway just wanted to see if anyone has any ideas about next steps.