Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Guest Posting and The Official Diagnosis

I had the absolute honor and privilege of writing a guest post about our time at CHAMP Camp over on one of my all-time favorite blogs, Jake's Journey.  It was intimidating to write for a blog that has brought me so much information and encouragement, but I am excited to be able to share some of the things we learned with other parents struggling with apraxia.  Feel free to check out the post here, though if you've been following my blog, it won't be anything new.

Also, we got the official diagnosis from our evaluation at George Washington University.  Kiddo has severe verbal apraxia and a mild to moderate receptive (comprehension) delay.  The apraxia I already knew, the severity I had suspected, and the receptive delay I also had my suspicions about, but seeing it on paper is a different story.  But, now that I finally have it on paper, I can send the eval to insurance and they'll (hopefully!) consider speech therapy a medical necessity and give us more than the 20 sessions a calendar year, which we've already used up.  And hopefully the county will also provide more than once a week speech therapy services, now that they have this information in writing.  We shall see.

Starbucks date with the kiddo after speech therapy.  :)
Stay tuned for my post next week about supplementation we've just started doing with the kiddo (other than the fish oil).  We got some awesome recommendations from a doctor who works with children with autism and apraxia and I can't wait to post about it.  :)

Happy August everyone!

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