Jenny B.

The care Bristol has received at Sports Rehab has exceeded all of our expectations. Bristol, now 7, was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) when she was just three years old.

Children with Apraxia of Speech have great difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the tongue, lips, jaw and palate that are necessary for intelligible speech.

Bristol knows what she wants to say and can understand what is being said by others, she just has to figure out how to get her words out from her brain to her mouth. Like when we are traveling on an unknown highway. A bridge is out on that highway and you have to figure out your way around said bridge.

It takes some work to figure that process out.

There is no cure or medication for Apraxia, just intense, repetitive speech therapy with a certified Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in Apraxia.

That’s where Ms. Kim (Kim McCoy) comes into play. Because of her, my daughter went from speaking zero words (literally ZERO words) to so many, we lost count. Some are still difficult for her to say, but with the experience Kim has with Apraxia, and the consistency she gives, I am now confident Bristol will dome day graduate from Speech Therapy and every single word out of her mouth will be understood.