Looking back at my last post about our journey with SPD and speech apraxia I am so happy to say that we have come so far in just 4 months! Shortly after my last post we were able to get her in a school that provides a class for 3 year olds with speech problems once a week. Her teacher is very good with apraxia and also very familiar with SPD so it has been an amazing experience for all of us! She has made new friends and loves getting to go to school like her sister! Her speech has also completely blossomed! She speaks in sentences all of the time now. She still struggles with several sounds but she is able to be understood by more than just momma now!
We are finally established in OT and while it is a very slow process we are seeing tiny improvements each week/month. The amount of meltdowns has decreased a lot, we are learning new ways to both avoid and diffuse them, and we have started using stricter routines and essential oils. Her OT is also trying a listening therapy program with her that would help with both her speech and sensory challenges.
We have also seen amazing results from seeing our LPC. She has experience with our daughter’s challenges and has really helped equip me with ways to handle her and general family life.
All in all we still have a long journey but we have found the right roads to travel and we are already so far from where we started.