Showing posts from February, 2020

Not Enough Credit

As advocates and supporters of those diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech, we seem to be well-versed in identifying an issue, admitting something is wrong, and finding a solution. Those parents reading this practically do it every day. Those diagnosed also do this every day. Even though this journey may be exhausting, emotionally trying, and draining. We see an issue, do our best to fix it, and go about our day. Despite our tenacity, when was the last time you sincerely told yourself "Good Job?" And I do mean a sincere, 'good job.' There is a difference between complimenting yourself as such for your strength and tenacity, versus breathing a sigh of relief that this struggle is partly over. I say this, because I can definitely improve on telling myself 'Good Job.' I was checking-in for Line Dancing Lessons and I had to say my full name, "Alyson Taylor." Despite the simple name, I absolutely get anxiety with that '-or' sound at the