CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - When a child is diagnosed with a speech impediment, it can cause stress, angst and depression. Sometimes children can go into isolation out of fear due to that lack of clarity and understanding. According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association: "Language disorders can hinder a child's ability to hold meaningful conversations, problem solve or to be able to comprehend and express thoughts through spoken or written words."
That alter-ego, "Amazing Amy," has proven to be a confidence booster for the 5 year old who didn't have a problem saying she had ambitions to be a cooking mega-star. She seems to be enjoying her new found internet fame, especially amongst her class mates. She says she loves to make her classmates laugh and enjoys when they watch and engage with her during her cooking show.
Leah only hopes the development of "Amazing Amy's" cooking skills will lead to a development in her speech. She encourages parents to find what works for their children in order to help them navigate life's difficulties.
"For her, it's cooking, but for someone else it might be reading out loud or different things. It's really knowing your child and finding something your child loves and pairing it with that."
With Amazing Amy's growing popularity, the internet cooking sensation is selling t-shirts in order to get more ingredients so she can cook up sweet treats like the cookie monster dessert you saw her make in our FOX 19 NOW kitchen. If you want to know more about the enthusiastic 5-year-old, click here to visit the "Amazing Amy" Facebook page.