An Interview with Jake’s Journey – A Mom’s Experience with Apraxia

Tori Starling

Courtesy: Tori S

This week we’re featuring Tori S. of Jake’s Journey to Be a Little Man, a blog that chronicles the life of Tori’s son, Jake. Jake has apraxia, which is a motor speech disorder that interferes with his ability to form individual sounds and words. Apraxia is not caused by poor oral muscle development, but rather by a miscommunication between the brain and the muscles. So while Jake understands what he wants to say, his brain has trouble signaling his muscles to make those sounds. In our interview, Tori discusses the home-based speech therapy techniques that she uses to help Jake become more verbal.

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