Friday, April 15, 2016

Jame's Fight: Speech Therapy Graduate!

As a toddler, James was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

When James started on his CAS journey, there were very few resources available to families. CAS was virtually unheard of. Initially misdiagnosed as having cerebral palsy, then autism; it wasn't until we saw a news program highlighting children with Apraxia, that we pushed for his neurologist to find out as much as she could. He started speech therapy 2 months after his 3rd birthday.

After 10 years of speech therapy, he was able to "graduate" out of speech therapy! A true success!

Now, James is 14, and has been out of ST for about 2 years. He has done several school projects to raise awareness for children with Apraxia, and one day hopes to work with organizations to help raise awareness.