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Kinda sad... OT

Im just feeling a little blue because of my ds speech issues. He just turned 3 but doesnt really talk correctly. The therapist said she thinks he shows signs of Apraxia. Im not sure since he is so little but when Im around other 3 years old who are talking up a storm just kinda makes me sad. The other day I was at families house and there was another little boy there playing with him. The boy was talking to him and he kept calling him Matthew but Greg kept saying his name was me, me, me. Then when he wanted him to do something he couldnt say it so he would just try to drag him wherever he wanted to go to play. Its like he wants to be included so bad but all the other little kids are like what is he saying? It def. breaks my heart and I would be so upset if he wasnt talking by kindergarden..

Okay sad vent over.. Its sunny today!

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Hi Lauren! Just saw this in the new threads. I can't believe Greg is 3 already! Sorry I missed saying Happy Birthday to him! (March, right?) How'd you celebrate?

I'll have to look up Apraxia but what does he do? When you say he doesn't talk correctly what is he doing or not doing? I'm curious to see what the doc says about M at his 2 yr appt in a few weeks. Starting to think he'll need speech as well.

And have you been okay with all the rain we've been getting? Nice to finally have some sun today!!!

How are your girls doing?

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Sad I'm sorry Lauren. this is the same way I feel about trevors eye. you wanna help but there isn't a way to fix it and it just breaks your heart. Is the speech therapy working at all? Big hugs your way.

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Cheyenne had some speech issues when she was younger....everyone else spoke for her so there was no need to. Speech therapy really helped alot. I'm sorry you have to see you little man struggling.

Luv ya!!!

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DS1 is in Speech Therapy too. He only just started talking. He's about a year behind with his speech. I know how you feel. When he goes to play with other children his age they just look at him like he's weird because they have no idea what he's trying to tell them. I feel so sad for him.

Not that I can really help you but you want to vent any time feel free to PM me as I know what your going through

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I'm Grady's translator Wink He'll be three in August. DD1 talked clearly right away, but DS is really hard to understand still. Several of my friends have kids his age that have been talking since WAY before him and are clear as a bell now. When I first had him, I talked to him constantly, but then when I got pg with Clara and my back went out, I really just laid here trying desperately to not cry most days, so I guess I just didn't talk to him much. Since I've noticed his speech is behind (he's behind on everything though so I'm not surprised at this), I've really made it a point to talk to him a LOT! I tell him everything and have him repeat it back to me. I listen to his stories and give him time as he stutters through them, even though it's really hard to not jump in and give him the word, I let him try to come up with it first. I talk him through everything I do, cooking supper, walking to the bedroom to hang up laundry, making the bed, just everything. When I'm driving I tell him about everything we see outside and when we're shopping we take some extra time and go through stuff in the store and name it. It's really helping lately!! He's starting to put more words in his vocabulary and it seems like he's able to get the word in his head sooner than before. My brother was behind in his speech when he was little too, I know it was hard for him because no one but me could understand him. I'm sorry you are going through this.

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My youngest brother, Michael, was in speech therapy until he was almost 6. He didn't speak at all until he was almost three and it was very sad. I was the only person who understood him and it was so frustrating for him. My best thoughts are with you, and as long as you keep with the therapy and keep working with him I'm sure he'll be okay.

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"Readyforbaby1" wrote:

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Hi Lauren! Just saw this in the new threads. I can't believe Greg is 3 already! Sorry I missed saying Happy Birthday to him! (March, right?) How'd you celebrate?

I'll have to look up Apraxia but what does he do? When you say he doesn't talk correctly what is he doing or not doing? I'm curious to see what the doc says about M at his 2 yr appt in a few weeks. Starting to think he'll need speech as well.

And have you been okay with all the rain we've been getting? Nice to finally have some sun today!!!

How are your girls doing?

We took him to Build a Bear and to chucky cheese. No big party but a small family one.

The Apraxia is of speech. She said the signs are that he doesnt have the motor skills or functioning to make alot of different sounds. Which I def. agree. He cant say alot of sounds. So for instant he basically has the same set of sounds, b, d, m,. He has learned new sounds like S, L, N. but not actual words. He has functioned well without being able to say most things. So he catagorizes. Duck is pretty much every bird, pool is everything that lives in water.. and so on. Not sure why or what happen, because when he was younger he said a variety of words that he no longer says. Im pretty much the only one who understand anything. I catch the words and sentences that he does say mostly correctly but other people dont. So he will say Me go Ouu.. (Me go out) or the right way, I want to go outside.

Girls are good! Natalie is a good baby! Im so glad we have been getting sunshine!

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Thanks ladies! I just cant help compare him, when I know I shouldnt be..

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Sounds like a fun bday!

I notice M does the same thing. Does well with certain sounds and not others but even with the sounds he does well with his words aren't closed.

Does G love being a big brother?