A Mum's Journey with Dyspraxia

About

This blog is based on my journey with my son’s dyspraxia.  He was diagnosed with Oral Motor Dyspraxia/Apraxia when he was 4 years old.  We live in New Zealand so most of my references will be New Zealand based although we have travelled to Australia for some therapy.  I have started this blog to share my experiences and hopefully help other parents in their journey and battle to fight for their special children.  Please feel free to comment and ask questions if you want more information.

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2 responses to “About

  1. jodi says:

    This is so awesome! You know a good blog when you can’t wait for the next post!
    I am friends with your sister and watched a video a while back on youtube of you and Kaden doing some therapy, and asked her about a blog and now TADAAA here it is!
    I am not in the exact same boat. My daughter has Down syndrome. But speech will be one of our main challenges and of course the battle with how much and what therapy is always a battle.. especially public vs private.
    I look forward to reading about Kadens journey. He sounds like a great kid and is lucky to have such a dedicated mummy.
    The one question I had was did Kaden ever have struggles with eating? Or did he take to the transition from bottle to solids fine?
    Keep it up 🙂
    Jodi

    • Thanks! It was actually her that convinced me into Blogging LOL… No major issues with Kaden’s feeding, he did (and still does sometimes), stuff his mouth full of food. From what I have read it is a sensory issue, so all we do is try and cut his food into smaller pieces and encourage him not to stuff his mouth full. He does dribble a lot, which is still an ongoing issue. No solution to that one yet! Feel free to ask any questions especially around the speech therapy side of things. The way we found the “right” therapy for Kaden was watching different SLT’s work on YouTube. You can sort of compare your child to the children on the clips to see what you think might work for them, rather than finding a therapist and just accepting what they offer. Good luck and keep in touch 🙂

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