1. One of the most important things you can do is to educate yourself as much as possible about their condition. It is important to know what you are dealing with so you can treat their condition in the best possible way. There are many more things you can do to treat apraxia than just speech therapy for you to learn about.
2. You need to be your child’s voice. You need to be an advocate for them and help them to make their needs known. You also need to educate others so they are aware of your child’s condition and can help in the best possible way also.
3. You need to find a speech therapist that works well with you and your child. It is important to find out if they have treated apraxia before and what their success rate was. You also need to make sure the therapist is covered by your insurance, as it can be very expensive treatment over the long term.
4. You need to find out your states laws in educating children with disabilities and find out what services are available through the state and public schools. You also need to know what insurance benefits are available for your child’s therapies.
5. Above all you need to love and accept your child as they are. Focus on their strengths and encourage them. They need your love and support to fully recover from apraxia.
This essential guide written by a parent of a child with Apraxia shares in the journey of frustration and hopelessness to a full recovery from apraxia. Includes advice on finding the right speech therapist, diet changes, exercises and more. Also includes a bonus eBook, "Building Language through Play" which has advice on having fun with your child while building language skills. This is an ebook, available for instant download to your computer.