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Old 07-29-2009, 03:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just found this forum and wish Ihad a while ago.
My child is 4 years old. He has had 2 DTap shots and nothing else but I am considering finishing up that series and doing a few others for diseases I 'd like to have him protected from.

He is gluten intolerant (enterolab test suggested by nutritionist) and on a gluten free diet

When he was little (1) found through testing to have very little pro-biotics/good bacteria and low levels of essential fatty acids-he's on supplements now

started speech therapy at age 2.5. showed signs of speech apraxia at first-now seems to be an articulation issue but displays oral sensory issues as well as oral dyspraxia (open your mouth and stick out your tongue-he knows what to do but it's just a real challenge) so these oral sensory and oral dyspraxia issues make working on articulation very challenging and slow going.

His vocab is great, he can recall words, he is a smart and happy kid overall.

I just am curious to know if anyone else out there has similar experiences, advice etc? I'm wondering if a pediatric naturalpathic dr might be a good place to start in terms of his history and going forward with vaccines (he's been seeing my nutritionist)
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:08 AM
 
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First, I have yet to find a doctor that is helpful in ALL of the options available to those of us with children of special needs. I've done all my research on the 'net with grassroots communities of parents and then found practitioners as needed when and if I actually HAVE a need--ya know?

Second, along the lines of what your child is experiencing, there is finally a study trying to connect the dots of related issues.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/157347.php

You can google if you want to read the actual study--it's out there, I just don't have the link to it saved.

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