Hello world!

I’m begining this blog for my daughter Hayden who is almost 4 years old.  She was “diagnosed” last year at 2 1/2 with childhood apraxia of speech.  The speech therapist said they didn’t want to diagnose her with that at such a young age but that is what they were seeing.  I am doing this for her because she is locked in her own world.  Some times she seems here with the rest of us and other times off in her own land where she doesn’t have to try to communicate with the rest of us.  The rest of us who don’t really understand what she is saying.  She has a few solid words that she says, but most are “hayden speak”.

I hope with this blog to connect with others – parents and professionals – regarding childhood apraxia of speech and finally deal with this condition and help my daughter find her words so she can come out of her world and join the rest of us.  As well as put out my experiences with this condition and my daughter and take us both on a journey to help her.


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