Can I ask where to start?
Ds6 is pretty soggy of limb, can't ride trikes, didn't speak till 3 etc... (Yes, I ought to have looked into it more, sooner, but keeping his BP dear older sibling from inflicting brain damage upon him has taken precedence. Sigh.)
Now that he's (sib) kind of stable, I've got to tend to the less 'squeaky wheel'- he's very bright, & I (having read only accounts of pretty severe apraxia, & gotten reassured when he began speaking in full sentences all of a sudden a la Thomas Sowell's 'Einstein' theory) was hopeful that his speech would improve... I *did* try to get him in a study at Vandy, I have read about the condition somewhat... (so no one thinks the poor kid just went unnoticed all this time!)
It's just that as an unschooler, it seems like all speech therapy seems to be dx'd through the school system (which I try to ignore as much as possible
), and once Vandy turns you down, & you turn School down
, well, what is the most efficient way to get him started being evaluated for a dx, & by whom? (I didn't realize his speech was still so rough, till his bro was away & it became obvious how much I relied upon his skills as a translator
Better late than never (please be gentle, a BP kid is quite an extravaganza of energy drainage), & he *is* happy (other kids understand him & he is very popular socially), & brilliant besides (he'll kick your ass at chess!)
I'll be reading along & trying to keep up. Thanks for letting ultimate apraxia newbie me hang out in the thread.