A.M. asks from Salt Lake City, UT on May 24, 2008
Medical - Salt Lake City,UT
I have a son, 2 years old who was just diagnosed with Apraxia. And I wounder if anyone else knows about this and has any ideas on what to do about it. I would like to know more about how long it usually last and who to deal with it. thanks.
B.C. answers from Colorado Springs on May 24, 2008
I would not depend on us mothers for the information for Apraxia, but rather search the Internet. Often the professionals know better how to help and deal with the different ailments, disabilities etc. As humans we have a tendency to think that because we had good results with something, then everyone should have the same result. It doesn't work like that, since we are all individual and respond different to different treatments and stimula.
To help you out a little I searched on WebMD, which is the source that I use for any ailment. My search you can find at
Also I went to Google and ran Apraxia and that results can be found below
Good Luck and thank you for listening!! (climbing off the soapbox)
E.H. answers from Provo on May 25, 2008
If you live anywhere near Orem I would call the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. It is near Orem Community Hospital. They have SLP's OT's and PT's. The number is ###-###-####. If you are not in the provo/orem area they may have a list of other clinics near you. I would also call early intervention in your area. Call your local school district to find the number.
C.N. answers from Salt Lake City on May 25, 2008
Your request touched my heart.
Wishing you all the best.
Here is a website: http://www.apraxia-kids.org/
May the Lord bless you and your little boy,
With Joy, C.
Loving Connections LLC
C.M. answers from Provo on May 25, 2008
I don't know anything about apraxia but if you look on www.webmd.com it will tell you about it and give you some resources on how to find out more. Good luck!!
J.M. answers from Denver on May 25, 2008
You should call the Child Find office of your local school district. Even though he is very young, they can help you get the process completed for him to receive Speech and Language services prior to the school years. You can find out about Early Intervention Services by using the website below: click on your state, and look for "Part C" contacts.
You can also look up apraxia websites. Look for sites sponsored by ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association)
Good luck. Little ones make a lot of progress with intervention.
M.W. answers from Denver on May 27, 2008
Here is the link to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, page on Apraxia. Hope it's helpful!