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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 06:56 PM

13. I just went to YouTube to get an example or two of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

I had never heard of it and it seemed like a good time to learn something new.

Apraxia means that the brain cannot control the organs of speech (tongue, lips, for example) as well as they should be able to. They may chew food, but most of it stays on the tongue instead of between teeth because they are not able to maneuver the stuff where it needs to go.

There are a few examples of children in therapy sessions which were most likely chosen to illustrate the topic, rather than how frustrated a child can get when they are unable to form the sounds and words of what they are trying to say. The only example of a frustrated child was one who was at home trying to talk to his mother (btw, the mother was shown anointing the kid with some sort of oil on the back of his neck to help him improve, so she may not be a very competent or effective therapist).

In the clinical descriptions of the symptoms, "loud and disruptive" was not mentioned. The main things to look out for are the inability to combine sounds. The child may be able to say "moo" while not able to say "me." for example. He or she may mix up "t" and "k," likewise "d" and "g."

This may have been a case of a child being disruptive because he wasn't able to express himself...

Or it could be that he was not speaking well or clearly, somebody overheard and got their knickers in a knot over a kid with a disability.

Like many other posters have said, we weren't there. But the whole situation sounds like it could have been handled better.

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