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Apraxia of speech

Apraxia of speech
Childhood apraxia of speech

Can anyone who's chils has this condition please give some info on how your child was diagnosed, our son is mouthing his way aroynd the sing songs yet nothing comes out at this time. He is extremely vocal with stimms.

I believe he struggles to get the words out and it looks like the message from brain to mouth is getting lost...Ive read about CAS childhood apraxia of speech and just wonder is it easily identified or diagnosed?

Thank you.

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posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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@A MyAutismTeam User, I really wouldn't fixate on this kind of diagnosis. My son was over three yo when he started saying his first word ("car") and his… read more

posted 4 days ago


Has anyone used it? They are really pushing to Promote this program on 'fb'.

tags: Gemiini

posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I played it at breakfast while he was eating. Captive audience :). And he didn’t always like it, but I push him to watch it. He gets really into it, but… read more

edited, originally posted 4 days ago

Can anyone suggest entertaining DVDs for a low-functioning ASD child?

My 10 yr old son loves to watch dvds and is getting tired of the ones we've been playing for so long. We rotate them, but still he needs something fresh. I like simple and educational.
So far he has watched:
- The Wiggles (all)
- Elmo's World (all)
- Baby Einstein (all)
- Baby Babble
- Baby Signing Time (He doesn't like the regular Signing Time ones)
- Baby's First Word Stories (all)
- Pre-school Prep
- Barney (all)
Is there a series I'm… read more

posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I'd look for Blues Clues, I think they have the episodes available on Amazon.

posted 2 days ago

What do I do?

I had an IEP meeting today. It was terrible. I have full support of the school. Everyone that works with my son is amazing and helpful but the special education director is not. He's had 6 months to find a more agreeable solution for the placement of my child after preschool and he has not made any attempt to find one. He wants to place my son in a class that is not appropriate for him at a different school that is nearly an hour away and my husband and I drive him. He does not and can not ride a… read more

posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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First of all, your son not being able to have an aide is not impossible. My son has qualified for one every year because he elopes. If your child is a… read more

posted 6 days ago

cause/effect toys

question. when my son was younger toys that had cause/effect would hold his interest, now that he is older, I don't know what is a good replacement for the 0-4yo toys.. they don't hold his attention. fidget items also don't hold interest for him, I feel like that may change when he's a bit older. I am seeking an alternative to screen time.

posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I know you say you wanna cut down on screen time but honestly my son is calmer when he is on his iPad. He watches a lot of videos about colors shapes… read more

posted 6 days ago

Do any of you use essential oil for anxiety that isn't constant ?

Which ones work , how much do you use, and where does it go ? Where did you buy it ?

posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Roller balls are terrific to add to backpack... purse. Can be used before going into the stress ful setting or as needed. I use Balance or Vetiver.

posted 2 days ago

Occupational Therapy

I’m interested in finding an OT who evaluates primitive reflexes. I live in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Any recs?

posted 6 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User

My husband and I have concerns with our daughters preschool. We are considering doing ABA full time. Pros and Cons?

We recently moved to Albany, CA from San Diego. We enrolled my daughter in preschool through the school district (she has an IEP). I am concerned about the qualifications of my daughter's teacher. She and her aid use terms like "normal" when compairing my daughter to other children, they always tell me everything that is "wrong" with my daughter, and to be honest they don't seem like they have ever… read more

tags: Aba preschool

posted 8 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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It's relatively easy to get ABA certified, and I believe many cognitive-developmental therapists have done just that to get easier access to insurance… read more

posted 5 days ago

Denied for SSI

I am a grandmother with custody of my two grandsons. The older one, 7 years is diagnosed with Autism stage 1, ADHD, combined type. I am so upset. He is high functioning and is a special ed class in school. Does anyone have any advice.? I’m thinking about appeal and getting a lawyer.

posted 8 days ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Biomeds definitely, most can be cheaply implemented. If you have the time and feel up to it, parent-centered (or grandparent of course) therapy is… read more

posted 5 days ago
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