Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the Walk for Apraxia.
I Walk for Apraxia to support my son Tucker, and all of the children just like him, who struggle to find their voice. Tucker’s journey with Apraxia has opened my eyes to a new world of specialists and strategies that he NEEDS in order to make gaines in communication.
Tucker just said his name for the first time at age 3 years, 7 months. His family has a mostly easy time of understanding him because we are around him all of the time. It takes a while for people who are new to Tucker's world to understand what he is trying to say and take the time to learn more about his complex delays. Tucker's vocabulary has increased a ton over the past year. He had 5-7 consistent words when he started preschool at age 2 and now he has around 40 consistent words. Taking baby steps is what we hope for with Tucker talking even though his effort has always been full-speed-ahead.
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak. Children with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech generally have a good understanding of language and know what they want to say. However, they have difficulty learning or carrying out the complex sequenced movements that are necessary for intelligible speech.
Every dollar raised helps support Apraxia Kids. I believe in the work Apraxia Kids does to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop to their full potential.
I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation? Your donation goes to fund amazing programs like iPads for children who need it to communicate, parent and speech therapist workshops, research, and a program to assist families in need with speech therapy costs.
Thank you again for your support in this very important cause.