Yesterday I was thrilled that a child I have been working with for a year could smile when he decided too.
Children with apraxia have a difficult time coordinating their lips, jaw and tongue to produce sounds and to preform actions with their mouth. Most people think that apraxia only effects speech but everyday skills like eating and even smiling can be challenging.
To be able to see a child gain control to be able to smile for a picture is... well... PRICELESS!!!!