Apraxia- Teaching Sign Language to Children part 3

This video is an example of a 2 year old with childhood Apraxia of speech. When he started speech therapy at about 20 months old, he had no real words. He didn’t say momma, daddy, or anything. He and his family were becoming very frustrated. Laike quickly learned several signs, (using baby versions of sign language as is typical of this age) while he also began learning strategies to learn how to verbally speak. Sign language was a “bridge” to his spoken language, giving him and his family a way to communicate. The end of the video shows him speaking fairly well at 3 years and 2 months.