Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Caleb's Fight: Persistence

Caleb is 5 years old.

He was officially diagnosed with apraxia at 3 years old, but suspected at 2 1/2. We just had him re-evaluated in the fall of 2015 and he is now considered to have mild-apraxia. He attends a private preschool 4 days a week and will start kindergarten in a private Classical school in the fall. Right now he has speech therapy 1 day a week with a private therapist.

In the beginning I admit I often had a "feel sorry for myself" attitude. We missed out on the babbling & singing. The "first words" came later & we're definitely celebrated on a grander scale than most. He works so hard for every word, and he has come so far! We used to wonder if we'd ever hear our boy talk & now he doesn't stop talking AND singing!
It has been a long, hard road, but he is a fighter and we couldn't be more proud!!

"A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence."
-Jim Watkins