Miley, a beautiful, strong-willed, loving, caring, sympathetic, and funny little girl, has been fighting battles ever since she was just 2-years-old. It was at this age that Miley was diagnosed with speech apraxia, as well as a developmental delay and sensory processing disorders. This, as well as her later diagnosis of severe ADD, ADHD, and anxiety made daily life difficult for Miley and her family.
Because of her speech apraxia, an uncommon speech disorder where the brain struggles to develop plans for speech movement, Miley has very limited speech. This makes it difficult for Miley to communicate with her family and her friends, which would lead Miley to have tantrums or become physical with others. To make up for her lack of verbal communication, she was always touching people or using her hands in some way.