The Superhero Project {Mila}

The Superhero Project

Mila is the latest little super hero I have had the privilege to photograph. She is stunning, playful and made me work for these photos!Mila’s mom had this to say about her:

Mila is almost 3 and has been assessed with the speech of an 18 month old child. Mila’s speech delay is caused by an oral mouth disorder (the way she moves her tongue and lips).

The Superhero Project

She has both of these issues listed below: these are physical issues, they often have a neurologic component.

Developmental apraxia of speech (DAS) — sometimes called dyspraxia of speech: Children with apraxia have trouble moving and coordinating the different parts of their mouths in order to form words.

Articulation disorders: These include lisping, leaving out consonants when speaking, and substituting one sound for another.

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She currently is going to a group class to help with her speech, and is seeing a speech therapist every week. She is a very active girl who lovvvveesss horses, mermaids and dancing, along with tickling and playing with her brother Trey.   special-needs-photography special-needs-photography

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3 Responses

  1. These photos are amazing! You are amazing! Thank you so much for this opportunity. I know that there are many kids out there with this disorder. It’s nice to get the word out about it.

  2. What gorgeous photos of a gorgeous little girl. I adore the photo of Mila holding her arms above her head.

    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

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