Upcoming Webinar: Retaining or Promoting Children with Apraxia of Speech in Educational Settings

A CASANA Live Webinar…

Retaining or Promoting Children with Apraxia of Speech
in Educational Settings

Presented by Dyann Rupp, M.S., CCC-SLP

(ASHA CEs are available for this webinar)

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 The decision of whether or not to retain/promote a child with a communication disorder is not an easy one.  Every child and situation is different, but in most cases, the considerations are the same. There is no flow chart that will give a definitive answer, but this Webinar can guide you through many of the issues to consider while searching for an answer. This webinar features: topics to considering whether to retain or promote a child, retention research, and what you can do to help make a final decision.

 Webinar Dates and Times:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM US/EST

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 10:00 AM US/EST

Registration for the webinars closes on March 14, 2014

Apraxia-KIDS News – Special Back To School Resources Issue

Each year we know that parents of children with apraxia are both excited about and a bit frightened about their child with apraxia going back to school.  With new teachers and other new personnel, we fear that perhaps our child won’t be understood, not their words nor their needs.  Below are some resources from Apraxia-KIDS that can help make the transition easier and help parents avoid recreating the wheel!  Please share with all the parents you know who have a child with apraxia returning to school!

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My Child Has Apraxia: Letter To A Teacher

Explains childhood apraxia of speech in easy to understand language for new teachers in a child’s life. Gives a list of suggestions and aid to teachers. Click here to download.

 

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Letter to Teachers of Young Children

This is a one page Word document that can be “personalized” to every child. Created by Diane James and used with her permission.

Click here for download

 

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If I Could Only Tell You, I Would Say…

What would children with apraxia of speech tell us — if they only could? This is an awareness building information flyer to help put perspective on the struggles and thoughts of children with apraxia. Click here for download.

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What You Should Know About Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This is an easy to read brochure, explaining apraxia of speech in simple terms for the lay reader. This can be a great brochure to give parents, extended family, neighbors, friends and community members.  Click here for brochure.

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The “All About Me” Book – How To Share Information About Your Child with Apraxia

This resource describes how to write your very own book about your child in a way that not only highlights their needs but shares information about who your child is as a person, their likes, talents, and motivators.  This type of sharing helps those new to your child to focus on the “whole” child, not just on their disability.  Read more here.

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I Want To Be Your Friend

This children’s book is a story, told in Emma’s “voice”, that explains apraxia from her viewpoint. Emma explains her feelings, all of the ways that she CAN communicate, and also her special interests that are just like those of the children she would like to be her friends. Perfect for early elementary classrooms. Price: $9.95 Check out this book here.

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Is Your Non-verbal Child Safe On the School Bus?

Don’t let one of your worst nightmares come to life. Be sure you are prepared and your child is safe. Read this Apraxia-Blog article to understand how! Read more here.

Learn more about childhood apraxia of speech, schooling and education in our online All Things Apraxia Library!  Click here to go to Education & Schooling Library.