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verble dysraixa tell meabout please

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trace2 Wed 15-Jul-09 20:12:41

we have been told dd sounds like she as this we been seeing salt since she was 8 months due to her none eating and other medical needs, but now as i put they think she as verbal dyspepsia too, she babbles lots and some words are very clear. but she bringing an other salt with her this month to check!

i am trying to find out as much as i can before they come!

positiveattitudeonly Thu 16-Jul-09 11:44:27

My dd3 had verbal dyspraxia. She had intensive salt in a specialist school unit, leaving there at the age of 7. She did not speak clearly until she as nearly 7, but once she did she certainly made up for it! grin She had got by with acting and a fantastic sense of humour until that time. She is now incredibly determined teenager, still with a fantastic acting streak and sense of humour!! grin

When she began to speak to was able to use vowel sounds a long time before consonants (spelling????)

Must go now, but please ask me any questions and I will get back to you. smile

Phoenix4725 Thu 16-Jul-09 15:34:06

nicew to find someone ekse with it ds had dx of both verbal and oral dyspraxia but the Speech ad laungage unit would not take due to GDd am inpressed amount of salt you get , all we get is 6 weekly salt and i hve to do the rest

positiveattitudeonly Thu 16-Jul-09 16:57:33

That is absolutely appalling!! How old is your dd? Sorry to be ignorant but what is GDd?
I didn't realise how fortunate we were. DD was at a "normal" school with a SALT unit. She had a specialist helper who did 1:1 work for a session each morning, was there in the class with her, and then had an afternoon of intensive speech "games" with a couple of chosen friends each day. She loved it and did so well. The unit only had 6 children aged 4-9 at one time. It worked so well.

DD is now 15. She is dyslexic, too, which has caused additional education difficulties. But she is very happy and sociable. She does struggle with pronunciation sometimes and speaks the odd word like a dyslexic would read it, getting sounds muddled, if you understand me. But she finds this amusing and is able to laugh about it and shake it off. Although she has had to work harder than her peers I believe this has made her a far stronger person. Her ambition is to work with children who have problems such as she has had, because, she says she will understand how to help them.

Looking back at photos now we can see how dd always seemed to have her mouth in a specific way when she was younger. Can't describe it, but if you have seen it you would understand what I mean. Her muscles around her mouth are still not as good as others, but she manages to do everything she needs to. (kissing now she is 15.....no problem!!!)grin

Ask anything you want. Don't worry, it will be fine! I don't want to give you the impression it is all bad, cos its not and your dd WILL live a fine life and will be a stronger person for having to overcome this. grin

bubble2bubble Thu 16-Jul-09 18:01:42

That is so good to hear.
My DD1 has verbal & oral dyspraxia and is starting at a language unit in September. While her progress is steady, if painfully slow, I hadnt' yet dared to ask anyone if she will really ever speak normally - it is so hard to imagine. We think she will be dyslexic as well as she has bilateral difficulties ( if that is the right phrase)
Thanks for cheering me up!

Phoenix4725 Thu 16-Jul-09 19:54:19

ds is 4 on Mondayshock

GDD means hes delayed in more than 2 areas , hes around 2 to 2.6 months for most skills also has hypertoia and hypermoblity so affects gross and fine motor skills

yes t5hre is a salt unit attached t omainstream school but they wont take children with learning diffculties even thugh for ds itshis laungage or lack of thats his biggest problem .But yes a ms school will accept him , the y also felt ds was so sever therwas nothing they culd work with seemsonly want quick fixes

his understanding without any visual clues o makton is 2.7 but with use of makton and non verbal gestures its about 3.5

crispapple Thu 16-Jul-09 20:38:20

Have posted my story on other thread so won't repeat!
I too find it so hard to ever imagine my DS (4.10) having functional speech so it is great to hear a good story. LOL at the kissing! He still has very little speech and also has hypotonia and hypermobility - not toilet trained and can't manage stairs without an adult to remind him to hold on and concentrate! We are in Scotland so are deferring entry to school till he is nearly 6. Only option offered at the moment is mainstream but I am looking into other options as they it seems they won't be presented to us!

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