Saya’s severe apraxia made it difficult for her to communicate. Apraxia is a motor speech disorder that causes her great problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. Nonverbal and with few social skills, she would remain at home with a family member, unable to communicate her wants and needs.
However, in a world WITH Spectrum Services, where she attends our Kingston school, Saya has grown leaps and bounds, astonishing our staff with her progress. Verbal and communicative, Saya has a growing vocabulary, and newly developed conversational skills. Not only does she play with her peers, she helps teach them, too. Even her academic abilities have developed at an accelerated rate.