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Here you will find success stories and articles written by parents of children with apraxia; inspirational poems; and first person accounts.

  • 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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  • Friendships and Our Children

    By
    David and Faye Wetherow

    Reflections on Friendship What steps can we take to invite and support real friendships for our sons and daughters who live with disabilities? We seem to see other children moving along in a sea of friendship, and we see our children struggling with isolation. The natural ebb and flow of play, enjoyment and affection seems […]

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  • Parents Share: How To Help Your Child with Speech Practice At Home

    How to get your child with apraxia to practice speech at home. This article includes dozens of ideas for every day life and play opportunities for speech practice.

    Over 200 parents were in attendance for the 2006 CASANA National Apraxia Parent Conference, in St. Paul, Minnesota. One very popular lecture session was “How To Help Your Child with Speech Practice At Home.” Children with apraxia of speech need many, many practice opportunities for their speech to improve and become more intelligible. Below are […]

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  • The Importance of Parent Involvement in the Speech Therapy Process

    By
    Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

    When a child is diagnosed with a speech problem such as CAS, their parents enter a world of therapists and services that is new and unfamiliar to most of them. The process of evaluation and development of an intervention plan can be intimidating. It may be tempting for parents to rely on the therapist to […]

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  • Intervention for Bilingual Children with CAS

    By
    Kathryn Kohnert, Ph.D., CCC, and Ruth Stoeckel, M.A., CCC-SLP

    From a practical standpoint, bilinguals can be defined as individuals who use more than one language in their daily communicative interactions (Grosjean, 1982). In the global village, more than half of all children learn at least two languages. In many cases, these children are from families in which one language is used at home, and […]

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  • How Parents Can Help Their Child with Apraxia at Home

    By
    Tim Burns

    One of the first questions that parents of a child newly diagnosed with apraxia ask, is, what can I do at home? The fact that you are asking that question and reading this article are great signs that your child will make big strides toward recovery. In my opinion, the single biggest factor in the […]

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  • Hearing Your Silence

    For All Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    By
    Donald Robin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

    We don’t understand when we hear your silence We cant see behind your frustrated eyes when you plead for our attention We are unable to feel your awkwardness when you try to speak and the wrong sounds emerge We cannot be inside you to will your tongue to move when it struggles to find the […]

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