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Apraxia Monday: Giving My Child the Gift of Voice

By Leslie Lindsay No doubt a busy time of year.  You are making lists and checking them twice…baking…shopping…wrapping…decorating… (image source: http://www.thefamilygroove.com/dec11_ItsMyParty.htm) And schlepping your child(ren) to and from speech therapy.  You might be thinking that the holidays is a good time to put a stop on things, you know…take a break from therapy. But that cannot be an option.  Go ahead, read that again:  You cannot stop taking your child to speech therapy just because it’s the holidays.  As with anything that improves your life, you can’t stop cold turkey.  You wouldn’t stop taking your blood presssure medication just because you’re busy, right? And  you wouldn’t take the cast off until the bone was done healing just because it won’t fit into the reindeer costume for the holiday play.  Nope.  Speech therapy is so very important to your child with apraxia that it would hinder his development if you say, went to visit Santa at the mall instead of going for your Wednesday afternoon speech therapy.  Here’s why: Your child thrives on routine and consistency.  He may actually …