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Apraxia Monday: Response to Christmas Morning isn’t Always Joy

By Leslie Lindsay While it is an exciting time of the year, it’s also an important time to reflect on what your child with apraxia (CAS) is thinking and feeling as the festivities approach.  Since your child may not be as verbal as you’d like, it’s often challenging to know how she or he is feeling (though I don’t want to discount the body language you are so intuned to). I remember the scene well: it was Christmas morning 2008.  My daughter with CAS was just three years old.  I thought it would have been a fun, magical and memorable Christmas–three years old!!  I can remember being three and the wonderment of a joyous holiday filled my mind.  I was determined to make it so for my own daughter.  But she wasn’t thrilled.  In fact, she timidly approached the Christmas tree where Santa had left a few unwrapped gifts…a large Fisher-Price dollhouse with accessories and a Sit ‘n Spin Zebra toy for her 1-year old sister.  She took one look and her face fell.  She ended up liking the Sit …