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My oldest son (4yrs4mo) is delayed to a 2yr old level. He is globally delayed. He is verbal but but speaks in very short sentences and doesn't know how to pronounce all words that he tries to say. He has been very difficult to teach but originally I thought it was just his delay and the fact that he wasn't very verbal (over the past year he has become much more verbal and understands everything I say). We've been working on animals for about 2 yrs now. His ST is now working with him on farm animals, etc. He used to know that a pig said oink, oink, and a sheep said, baa, baa. Ok--that was about 3-4 months ago he got those totally learned. Now, he has lost that or they've gotten jumbled in his head. He insists that a cow says, oink oink and sometimes he thinks the sheep is called a cow instead of a sheep. This is very frustrating for me and my NT son is 2.5 and doesn't have the problem of remembering--he can remember something if I tell him 1-2 times. What could be causing this? I feel that there is something causing him not only to learn more slowly than a NT child but sometimes forget what he already knows. (Last year he knew the letters in his name and now he knows none of them). His ST thinks he has Apraxia but there is more to it than that--because he is globally delayed, as well.