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.
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
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
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, 2013 – 7 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!
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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