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My Quiet Boy: My Journey from Practitioner to Parent to Advocate

Robin McMillan

image of Robin McMillan and her son

This article is by Robin McMillan, CASANA’s 2010 Canadian Parent Advocate of the Year, and appeared in the Fall 2010 Magazine Interaction, a publication of the Canadian Child Care Federation (Volume 24, Number 2, Fall 2010).

In this heartfelt article, Robin, an early childhood educator (Senior Consultant for the Canadian Child Care Federation) and shares her shifting perspective, emotions and quest for learning upon her son’s diagnosis with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

“…The question that kept popping up for me was why hadn’t I every heard of this? I have worked in the field of early learning and child care for almost 20 years. While working in child care settings, I had taken a keen interest in language development and worked with a lot of speech and language pathologits in order to better serve the children and families in my care. During my work with the Canadian Child Care Federation, I had also managed projects dealing with language development that created resources for the field….”

Robin now dedicates much of her free time to helping education parents and professionals about Childhood Apraxia of Speech.