Eight year old Nick works hard and never gives up! He is loving and kind to his siblings, always the mediator. He can’t pick a best friend at school because he loves everyone. He gets secret letters daily. He thrives on feeling successful and reading chapter books makes him feel quite proud. He recently conquered being able to ride his scooter and was grinning from ear to ear. He loves sports, particularly playing basketball and flag football.
Nick was a quiet baby – no babbling, raspberries, etc. At 9 months, he was evaluated and he began speech therapy. After very little progress, he was tested and officially diagnosed with severe Apraxia of Speech at the age of 3. He immediately started 4 – 5 days per week of therapy and has made great progress. He can now communicate with family and some strangers if they take time to listen. He currently receives 3 speech therapy sessions per week through school and 1 private session. Speech therapy insurance has not been available for Nick since he was 4 years old.
Speech Therapy - $5280