Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Answers on Damien

Developmental apraxia of speech (DAS). It was just more of an idea before that he may of had it but now after 6 + month of therapy they are giving this as his diagnosis. So what does this mean? Not much, except that I have a 2.5 yr old who's brain can't process words or speak them since his mouth won't work appropriately. He still has a horrible tongue thrust as well. He'll keep enduring intensive speech therapy, one on one hoping for more words or sounds. I'll be enrolling him soon (his IFSP to an IEP) for special services this summer and next school year since he's turning 3. He'll be going to the same Early Intervention school as Dominic and if possible I want Kristy as his teacher as well. Good thing is, he still looks like a baby so people don't really think much of him not talking. LOL! Bad thing is, Mia is now saying all the same sounds and few words that he is.

Here's alittle video of the two playing today at the train table. You can hear Mia trying to say "uh-oh" and Damien saying "dis" with the tongue thrust.

video

1 comment:

utmomof5 said...

Cool train table!! Hopefully it will get better with some help.

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