It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Dysphagia Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-08-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1
heyheycj HB User
Dysphasia in 4-year old

Hello
I am looking for any information you might have. My son was diagnosed with moderate to severe dysphasia when he was 2 1/2 years old by a speech therapist who had been treating him for 6 months. He required a small surgery on his ears and his hearing has been completely restored. He has continued speech therapy on a weekly basis and has made great strides. He was evaluated by a child psychologist to eliminate fears of autism and low IQ (his IQ is slightly above average). However, he still is about 75-80% clear when speaking and has great difficulty with his 'sh', 'ch', 'pr' and becomes difficult to understand when speaking quickly or excitedly. Dysphasia is always accompanied by a learning disability and I am concerned with his progression, especially academic; I am having a very hard time finding any useful, practical info on dysphasia. His current speech therapist agrees he lacks maturity in grammar but feels he can catch up to his peer group within another 18-months - I fear she is avoiding the whole subject of dysphasia. He can count to 50, knows his alphabet in both French and English, can spell his name as well as small words such as 'cat', 'stop', etc., sings all kinds of songs- but what does this mean for his diagnosis? Does anyone have any info that would be helpful, anyone with children diagnosed with dysphasia? I would really appreciate some concrete info.
Thx

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 02-13-2007, 11:11 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 658
Brocallie HB UserBrocallie HB UserBrocallie HB UserBrocallie HB UserBrocallie HB User
Re: Dysphasia in 4-year old

I think you mean dyspraxia as dysphagia means difficulty swallowing.

 
Old 02-23-2007, 02:58 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 569
Paige1989 HB User
Re: Dysphasia in 4-year old

I don't know much about the disorder, but I do know that in young children, speech impediments are very common. I had a speech problem with "r" and my sister with the "tr" and "t" sounds. So that much is very normal. He seems very smart, though, so I think you have little to worry about if you can help him learn through music. Teach him songs to things if he likes to sing so much. Just my advice.
__________________
Bipolar Ultradian Cycler
400mg. Lamictal
600mg. Seroquel
1mg. Klonopin
0.5-1mg. Ativan
I'm not crazy ~ I'm mentally interesting!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Has anyone ever come back from Dysphasia? NYCdaughter Stroke 7 12-24-2006 12:48 PM
"Top Hat" LEEP kitkatD Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 24 03-27-2006 05:10 AM
Another Colop lovethoscurls Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 9 03-21-2006 08:31 AM
Speech and CP uneekjester Cerebral Palsy 7 01-01-2005 09:12 AM
Nissen Fundoplication--GERD senioradvisor Digestive Disorders 9 11-05-2004 07:24 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:24 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!