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The Latest News, Events, and Information on or Related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

 

May 9, 2013

SECRETS OF HUMAN SPEECH UNCOVERED

Researchers at University of California, San Francisco, discover neurological basis of speech motor control – “Speaking is so fundamental to who we are as humans – nearly all of us learn to speak,” said senior author Edward Chang, MD, a neurosurgeon at the UCSF Epilepsy Center and a faculty member in the UCSF Center for Integrative Neuroscience. “But it’s probably the most complex motor activity we do.” Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, May 1, 2013.

CHILDHOOD DISABILITY RATE JUMPS 16 PERCENT OVER PAST DECADE 

More children today have a disability than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among kids in higher-income families, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC. Science Daily, May 5, 2013

When First Words Don’t Come Easy – Post by Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP from The iMums

Beaumont Speech Therapy Preschool Program Helps Hunter Find His Voice – Beaumont Health System, May 1, 2013

 

 

APRAXIA AWARENESS DAY ON MAY 14, 2013

We hope that you will join us in observing the first ever Apraxia Awareness Day this coming Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  This special day has been officially entered into the U.S. Congressional record and proclamations are being issued in a number of states!  Some specific ideas for you to commemorate the day:

Find out more about the First Apraxia Awareness Day

NEW APRAXIA BOOK RELEASED – Anything But Silent: A Families Journey Through Childhood Apraxia of Speech

What would you go through as a parent to give your child the power of speech?” This is the phrase that catches you as you read the back cover of the new book Anything But Silent.  If you are a parent, you are thinking.. “I would go to the ends of the earth for this child.”  And what if you are a child struggling just to be understood?  What is going on for you?  Well this book, by Kathy and Kate Hennessy, has it all.  It is shared from the perspective of both parent and child.  CASANA is very proud to be offering Anything But Silent for sale in our Apraxia-KIDS store.  Author Kathy Hennessy is none other than CASANA’s incredible Director of Education and mom of two young adult children who grew up with apraxia.  Kate is her 23 year old daughter who shares an insider’s view of what may go on in the mind of a youngster diagnosed with apraxia. Order your copy here!

 

 

2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH –

Why SHOULD you go?

Hear what people said about last year’s conference:

“Every speaker was fantastic and passionate about helping families dealing with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. They were all extremely knowledgeable!”

“The National Conference changed our lives and I cannot thank your organization [CASANA] enough for all that you do.”

“Meeting other parents and SLPs, the sense of community, and the realization that we are all fighting the same battle will stay with me forever and I cannot wait to come back next year.”

Click here to hear a video remarks of two parents attending their first National Conference

Ok, so now you know you just have got to come to Denver for this year’s conference!  Find out more, learn about speakers, sessions, and activities and register now!

CASANA PARTNERS WITH SMALL STEPS IN SPEECH TO HELP FUND SPEECH THERAPY

Read the press release about our newest efforts in partnership with the Small Steps in Speech organization!  CASANA Press Release, May 6, 2013 

CHECK OUT CASANA’S PROFESSIONAL FRIENDS DIRECTORY

View a list of professionals that support CASANA and our apraxia cause! Click here to view complete list of those professionals: Apraxia-KIDS.org – CASANA Professional Friends Directory

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 11, 2013 Finn’s Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

Braylen’s 1st Annual Mobile, AL Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

NW Arkansas Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

May 14, 2013 – First Apraxia Awareness Day

12 Noon US/EDT Webinar Apraxia Awareness: Questions & Answers About Apraxia

May 19, 2013 – 4th Annual Connecticut Walk-A-Thon for Children with Apraxia of Speech

May 21, 2013 – 10 AM US/EDT Webinar: P.R.I.S.M – A Model for Successful Treatment for Apraxia

May 22, 20137 PM US/EDT Webinar: P.R.I.S.M – A Model for Successful Treatment for Apraxia 

Click here to view more educational and awareness events

Purchase the Perfect Gifts for Mother’s Day or Apraxia Awareness Day!

Apraxia Awareness Silver Necklace

Check out some of our newest Apraxia Awareness products available in the Apraxia-KIDS Store! If you are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift or looking for a way to observe Apraxia Awareness Day with friends and family, these make the perfect gifts! Purchase yours today!

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