This will be our second year doing the apraxia walk with my favorite little human on the planet, Stevie. I began working with Stevie when he was just two years old. He had maybe 1 word and could barely imitate. After diagnosing him with apraxia when he was 3 years old, I watched him grow and progress, while helping him to communicate with his mom and dad, Karma and Mike Sawyer, extended family and his peers. He continues to have an amazing team of speech therapists, occupational therapists and educators helping him day in and day out. Needless to say, he is doing phenominally.
Now at age 5, Stevie is doing things I had always hoped and prayed for, but wasn’t sure was possible given the severity of his apraxia. Now he is communicating via longer sentences, has complex sounds in his speech repertoire, and every year he continues to acquire new sounds. He is the cutest, cuddliest, sweetest, best kid I know. I love this little guy so much and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to walk with him today.