So sorry for not posting..I write to you from location. We left Florida a month ago and drove to NY / NJ to address some issues with Myah's health and also to see family . It has been a whirlwind thats for sure. My husband had to fly back to Fl for work so I remained her with the 4 kids doing the best I can..
But I write to you with joy. I came here and one of my agenda's was to meet with a highly respected speech therapist. We have been working with her everyday. Now keep in mind that Myah has been in therapy back at home for 11 months and we have had no progress. We have been here for a few weeks and pandora's box has opened.
Pam has been using Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment Kit on Myah. It's a way of teaching children with Apraxia of Speech the easiest way of saying words until they have increased motor-speech coordination. She does not have apraxia but this therapist uses this approach with all her patients. She is teaching the shell of words without including too many of the complex consonants, vowels, or syllables which make a word too difficult to even attempt on a motor basis. This teaching method is a reflection of how young children attempt “first words.” For example, the word “bottle” may begin as “ba,” progress to “baba,” later becomes “bado,” and eventually, “bottle.”
So the reason Myah wasnt talking was because she was being taught whole words. Becasue she wasnt able to say the whole word she opted not to say anything. Now that she is being taught the shell of the words ..well the flood gates have opened.
She now is talking....This morning she said
Bo for NO
Boo for Blue
Oh ...for pillow
Mountains have been moved..I fight back the tears for my daughter who has been living in a silent world...and is now able to communicate with us..I love to hear her soft spoken voice..
Her inner strength amazes me everyday...