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Ottawa toddler learns to talk despite rare jaw condition

An Ottawa toddler is learning to talk despite an extremely rare disorder that prevents him from opening his jaw.

Wyatt Scott, toddler with rare congenital trismus, can't open his mouth

An Ottawa toddler learns to talk despite a rare disorder that prevents him from opening his jaw. 2:29

An Ottawa toddler is learning to talk despite an extremely rare disorder that prevents him from opening his jaw.

Wyatt Scott gained international attention last spring after his parents created a website  — What's Wrong With Wyatt — seeking advice from anyone who might know something about his disorder, congenital trismus. Despite the call for help, there are still no concrete answers.

His parents, Amy Miville and Andrew Scott, said the disorder also makes it difficult for him to eat and breathe.
Wyatt Scott, 18 months old, has a rare disorder called congenital trismus that prevents him from opening his jaw. (CBC)

Now 18 months old, Wyatt is slowly learning how to mumble words without moving his lips, his father told CBC News.

"He's going to be the world's youngest ventriloquist," Scott said.

Watch Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco's report in the video above.