A Parent’s Experience with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
By David Ozab
“Don’t worry, she’ll catch up.”
I heard that sentence from so many parents around Anna’s second birthday. We were worried about her speech; she was talking all the time but we could barely understand her while kids her age and younger spoke clearly. “Don’t worry she’ll catch up,” people would say. I said the same thing to myself. I figured it would just happen. Her speech was like an out-of-focus photograph. Sooner or later, I thought, it would snap into focus.
My wife Julia wasn’t buying it. She thought something was wrong, and she was right.