I have a three year old son who has been diagnosed with verbal Apraxia of Speech. I have been reading A LOT and keep reading about a place in Michigan called the Nancy Kaufmann Children's Centre.
She offers intensive sessions, such as a 4 day session during the year, or a 3 week session in the summer. Everything I have read on line suggests that in order to see great strides , you must do multiple sessions a week, although our SLP seems to think one is enough. At three years old he still only has aprox 6 words that are intelligible, everything else is very difficult for most anyone who is not me to figure out what he is attempting to say. The only words he can grasp are very short words such as up, on, off, go, in, mama and dada. Anything that is more then one syllable ( or in the case of mama and dada he seems to have some more luck becuase they are vowel-cons vowel-cons and those seem to be easier for him. ) is very very difficult for him to grasp.
Anyhow- my question is if you are familiar with this centre and if you feel an intensive session in addition to his weekly SLP he is currently getting would be of a great benefit. I want to offer my child the best possible chance for a normal life which seems so difficult right now as all his peers are trying to speak with him and he just can not contribute to the conversation.