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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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  • How to Find a Speech-Language Pathologist

    By
    Maria Novak, M.A., reg. CALSPRO, CCC-SLP

    Finding the best professional for your child can be a trying process. When looking for a speech-language pathologist (SLP), it’s really important to get just the right “fit”, as that professional will be working intensely with your child for a significant length of time. Here are some questions to help you choose a therapist. 1. […]

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  • Giving the News

    How to Talk to Parents About the Apraxia Diagnosis

    By
    Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

    The hardest requirement for many healthcare professionals that provide services to children is to deliver news to parents and caregivers that is perceived as “bad news.” In this sense, speech-language pathology is no different than other health related professions. Caring individuals enter into helping professions and thus are usually sensitive to the feelings of the […]

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  • Common Acronyms and Abbreviations

    Abbreviations and acronyms can be confusing to parents and families. Here is an acronym “dictionary” for parents of children with apraxia.

    Edited by Donna Marucci If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this page, try South Dakota University’s Dictionary For Parents of Children with Disabilities AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication ABA Applied Behavior Analysis ACT Adapted Cueing Technique ADA Americans with Disabilities Act (U.S.) ADD Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder AIT […]

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  • United Kingdom: Apraxia Links and Resources

    National Organizations and Resources England and Wales Scotland Northern Ireland Catalogs and Software National Organizations and Resources Afasic UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers. The Association for Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills The Association of Speech and Language […]

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