Sunday, April 24, 2016

Luke's fight: Live Life to the Fullest

Luke, a twin, was born a preemie. He was a happy, joyful baby and toddler. He was always laughing and smiling. He struggled with milestones and early on we knew something was wrong. 

He began speech therapy at 2 1/2. In Kinder he struggled a lot. He would cry every morning before dropping him off at school. He didn't want to go. He would come home with bad behavior reports. Peers couldn't understand him and made fun of his speech. He was losing his beautiful spirit. 

We began homeschooling in the fall, 1st grade. We met with our new SLP and 3 sessions in, he was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and Dyspraxia (developmental coordination disorder). Speech is twice a week for 50 minutes. We've seen a tremendous improvement this year, with both speech and demeanor.

Luke has a beautiful fun loving spirit with a huge imagination. He has a "live life to the fullest" attitude, with a smile that can light up the room. CAS will not stop him He loves his family, cuddles and dinosaurs. We shall overcome