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  • Understanding Sensory Integration

    By
    Maryann Colby Trott, M.A. with Marci K. Laurel, M.A., CCC-SLP and Susan L. Windeck, OTR/L

    (from the book Sensibilities and reprinted here with permission from author Maryann Trott) Imitation is an aspect of praxis that can be observed early in life. Many early parent-baby games involve imitation. Parents imitate babies’ movements, facial expressions, or vocalizations. Babies then repeat the action that the parents imitated. These first conversations are very important […]

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  • The “All About Me” Book

    How to Share Information About Your Child with New People

    By
    Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

    When my child with apraxia was ready to transition from a wonderful preschool into our elementary school system, I must admit that I was terrified.The preschool staff and his private speech language pathologist had a very nice team approach in place and my son was thriving. His speech and language were improving.His ability to communicate […]

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  • Special Education and IEP Links

    The Special Education Law and Advocacy Pete and Pam Wright’s “Wrightslaw” Web Site Special Education Law and Advocacy Strategies Reed Martin, J.D.’s site Idea Practices From the Council on Exceptional Children. Includes information on the IDEA 2004 reauthorization and regulations. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) The OSERS “supports programs that assist in […]

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  • Review of the Article: Meeting the Challenge of Suspected Developmental Apraxia of Speech Through Inclusion

    By
    Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

    The article, “Meeting the Challenge of Suspected Developmental Apraxia of Speech Through Inclusion” (Topics in Language Disorders, 1999, (3), pages, 19 – 35 by Ruth Bahr, Ph.D., Shelley Velleman, Ph.D., and Mary Ann Ziegler, MS), details the difficulty of service delivery for children with suspected Developmental Apraxia of Speech (DAS). The authors discuss three frequently […]

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  • Retain or Promote? Making Educational Decisions for Your Child with Apraxia

    Some Thinking Points

    By
    Dyann Rupp, M.A., CCC-SLP with assistance from Apraxia-KIDS listserv members

    Parents of children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) are often faced with the decision of whether or not to retain their child in preschool or kindergarten (and sometimes beyond). Sometimes it is the parent’s idea to retain and, at other times, it is the school’s idea. There are so many questions at hand: Is […]

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  • Recommended Books About Learning to Read, Language and Literacy

    Order books from Amazon by clicking on the logo, by using Amazon’s search feature (below), or by clicking on the links in the book titles ~ and the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association will receive a donation from the proceeds!   Phonological Awareness: What It Is and How to Teach It The Role of Speech […]

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  • Reading and Other Literacy Related Resources

    Reportedly, children with apraxia and other severe speech sound disorders are at higher risk of literacy-related difficulties. Use the links below to learn more about the way children learn to read. Included are links on learning to read, phonemic and phonological awareness and specific reading approaches and programs.

    Link Menu The Connection Between Speech Disorders and Literacy Problems Understanding the Importance of Phonemic and Phonological Awareness Specific Reading Programs The Connection Between Speech Disorders and Literacy Problems Literacy: How Speech-language Pathologists Can Help From the American Speech Language Hearing Association Speech and language disorders and their effect on learning. By Brigid Clifton, speech […]

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  • My Child Has Apraxia:

    Letter To A Teacher

    By
    Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

    Dear Teacher, This year you’ll be having my very special child in your class. When you look at my child, you will see eyes that light up and are full of life. My child has many wonderful abilities and talents. He or she looks like the other children in your classroom. But my child has […]

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  • Math Difficulties and Dyscalcula Links and Resources

    Thinking with Numbers From All Kinds of Minds Dyscalculia From the National Center on Learning Disabilities Content-Specific Learning Strategies for Mathematics Center for Advancement of Learning Math Learning Disabilities Kate Garnett,Ph.D.

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  • Graphomotor Skills

    Why Some Kids Hate To Write

    By
    Glenda Thorne, Ph.D.

    Description of Graphomotor Skills Handwriting is complex perceptual-motor skill that is dependent upon the maturation and integration of a number of cognitive, perceptual and motor skills, and is developed through instruction (Hamstra-Bletz and Blote, 1993; Maeland, 1992). While a plethora of information exists in lay and professional literature about many of the common problems experienced […]

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