Hi all, well its been a long hard 2 years, my DS has just turned 2 and has been dx'd with Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia. Anyone else out there have children with this speech disorder?
Any tips on what therapies helped you specifically, what you found helped at home etc?
I read about a communication book on a website which I think could be a great idea especially now DS is getting older. Basically you buy a big journal and whoever is looking after the child fills in what the child did that day eg "went to the zoo with grandma and he really loved the elephants!" or "went shopping and bought an icecream with chocolate on top!" so that when he comes home (or mum or dad comes home) the parent who wasnt there can read in the book and it helps start conversations with the child. It also helps the parent who wasnt there to understand what the child might be trying to say to them ie- trying to tell daddy about the chocolate icecream he ate but all that comes out of his mouth is "ooo eeem" etc etc
Have watched some youtube video's and honestly its quite daunting what we could be dealing with. My inlaws and friends are always saying "oh, whats verbal dyspraxia? Oh, well surely he'll be talking fine in a year or 2 though wont he? Oh, well he'll be talking fine in time for school though wont he?" ...
Its frustrating that no-one has heard of this speech disorder too.