Apraxia-KIDS News – April 25, 2013

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Learning Disabilities Affect Up to 10 Percent of Children, Study Finds
A new study by academics at UCL and Goldsmiths indicates that up to 10 percent of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), and that children are frequently affected by more than one learning disability such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and specific language impairment. As a part of the study, researchers summarized what is currently known about SLD’s neural and genetic basis to help clarify what is causing these disabilities to develop, helping to improve teaching for individual learners, and also training for school pyschologists, clinicians, and teachers.  Medical Express – Psychology & Psychiatry – April 18, 2013

I Bought an AAC App, Now What
This blog post, written by Dr. Robin Parker, focuses on some of the specific teaching strategies for AAC that will help you become an effective AAC facilitator and your child to become a more competent AAC user.  Technology in (SPL) Education – Dr. Robin Parker – April 16, 2013

Four Steps to Teach Your Child Spatial Concepts – Speech and Language Kids – By Carrie Clark, CCC-SLP – April 23, 2013

School Leader Group Proposes Change to Special Education Due ProcessEducation Week Blog – Christina Samuels – April 22, 2013

Clinical Trial Could Pave Way for Autism Blood TestDisability Scoop – Shaun Heasley – April 23, 2013

Motor Sequencing Deficit as an Endophenotype of Speech Sound Disorder: A Genome-Wide Linkage Analysis in a Multigenerational FamilyNCBI – National Library of Medicine – National Institute of Health – Peter B, Matsushita M, Raskind WH, 2013

 

 

2013 National Conference Speaker/ Session Spotlight:  Tricia McCabe, Ph.D.
Are you still on the fence about what sessions to choose at the 2013 Summer National Conference on CAS?  Read about this week’s Speaker/ Session Spotlight – ReST: A New Treatment for Prosody and Speech Accuracy for School-Aged Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, presented by Tricia McCabe, Ph.D.  Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published April 23, 2013

Suggestions for Observing Apraxia Awareness Day on May 14, 2013
Check out our Apraxia Awareness Day page that includes several ways you can observe as well as help raise awareness in your very own communities. This includes several ideas of things to do, such as reaching out to your local news media with a sample press release or a sample “letter to the editor.” You can raise awareness within your own social network by using your personal Facebook, Twitter, or Blog pages.  Also, we have many Apraxia Awareness Day products available in our store, including t-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers, mugs, banners, and much more!  Find out more here:  Apraxia-KIDS.org – April 2013 

Check Out CASANA’s Apraxia Professional Friends Directory
View a list of professionals that support CASANA and our apraxia cause! Click here to view complete list of those professionals: Apraxia-KIDS.org – CASANA Professional Friends Directory 

St. Francis Lift for Life – Benefits Apraxia Awareness & CASANAWeAreCentralPA.com, By Jim Madalinsky – April 22, 2013

New Holland Benefit Ride Boosts Community CausesMy Elanco News (A Partner with Lancaster Online), By Kirk Neidermyer – April 19, 2013

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 26, 2013 – Webinar – Executive Functioning: Helping Children to Plan to Succeed – presented by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, international presenter on CAS and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member

April 27, 2013 – Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

May 3, 2013 – Albuquerque, New Mexico Apraxia Workshop – Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Comprehensive Assessment and Effective Treatment – presented by Margaret A. Fish, M.S., CCC-SLP, author of the book “Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech” and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member

May 5, 2013 – Greater Atlanta Area Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

Silent Stars Foundation – 4th Annual Strike Out Silence Bowl-A-Thon – Chicago Area

May 11, 2013 Finn’s Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

Braylen’s 1st Annual Mobile, AL Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

NW Arkansas Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

May 14, 2013 – First Apraxia Awareness Day

May 19, 2013 – 4th Annual Connecticut Walk-A-Thon for Children with Apraxia of Speech

May 22, 2013 – Tampa, FL Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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Purchase the Perfect Gifts for Mother’s Day or Apraxia Awareness Day!

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Check out some of our newest Apraxia Awareness products available in the Apraxia-KIDS Store! If you are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift or looking for a way to observe Apraxia Awareness Day with friends and family, these make the perfect gifts!  Purchase yours today!

Apraxia-KIDS News – April 18, 2013

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April 18, 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico Boy, 4, Left on Bus for More Than an Hour
An Albuquerque mother lived a nightmare when her 4-year-old son, Josiah Ortiz, went missing after he didn’t make a speech therapy class.  With no one at the school to come out and get Josiah, the bus driver left with him still on the bus and continued her route because she did not want to leave him unattended. KOAT Albuquerque – The Northerner Blog – April 12, 2013, By Anna Velasquez

Farmington, Minnesota 3-year-old left alone on school bus for 4 hours
Elliott Johnson, a 3-year-old boy with childhood apraxia of speech, doesn’t say a lot. His mother, Elizabeth Johnson said, “He doesn’t speak well and he’s very shy.” On Friday, April 12, 2013 he never made it to school, even with the bus driver and bus aide on board. He was left alone in the bus terminal for four hours, still strapped in and seated right behind the bus driver. KARE 11 News – April 12, 2013, By Renee Tessman

Is Your Nonverbal Child Safe on the School Bus – Apraxia-KIDS.org – By Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

Early Development in Infants at Risk of Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Longitudinal Investigation – Taylor Francis Online – Developmental Neuropsychology, Volume 38, Issue 3, 2013

Speed Articulatory Movements Involved in Speech Production in Children with Dyslexia – Journal of Learning Disabilities – Mirela Duranovic, PhD, and Sabina Sehic, MA April 9, 2013

 

 

Sample Conference Schedules for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children with Apraxia
Are you a parent or a caregiver that will be attending the CASANA National Conference on CAS for the first time? If you are unsure of what to choose, we’ve provided two example schedules at the link to follow: Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published April 16, 2013

CASANA Selected as Organization to Benefit from 2014 Children’s Calendar Project
Oana Hogrefe Photography has selected CASANA as the beneficiary of the 2014 Childhood Calendar fundraiser. A public casting call in the Atlanta area has been issued and 25-30 children will be selected to be photographed as a part of this effort. All funds collected through the session fee, the online voting for the featured month images, and the sales of the calendars will be donated to CASANA. To learn more information about the Childhood Calendar fundraiser, visit http://www.childhoodcalendar.comPressDoc – April 12, 2013, CASANA PressRoom 

Check Out CASANA’s Apraxia Professional Friends Directory
View a list of professionals that support CASANA and our apraxia cause! Click here to view complete list of those professionals: Apraxia-KIDS.org – CASANA Professional Friends Directory 

Friends of Man, unique charity aids individuals and families in need of assistance – Organization that could help families attend CASANA National Conference on CAS in Denver this summer.  A third-party professional, such as a family’s therapist, teacher, physician, or social worker must apply on behalf of a family to attend a training for educational purposes.

California Pizza Kitchen – Cherry Hill, NJ – Fundraiser Event – Benefits the 2013 Justin & Emily’s Philadelphia Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

2013 South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech – More than 150 participants came out to support and raised more than $10,000! Check out the event photos from the day on CASANA’s Facebook Page.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 25, 2013Charlotte, NC Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 20, 2013Utah Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 20, 2013Phi Sigma Pi 5k Fun Run/Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 21, 2013Staten Island Speaks Up! 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 23 or 26, 2013Webinar – Executive Functioning: Helping Children to Plan to Succeed – presented by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, international presenter on CAS and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member – REGISTRATION CLOSES MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, APRIL 19 US/EDT!

April 27, 2013Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

May 3, 2013Albuquerque, New Mexico Apraxia Workshop – Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Comprehensive Assessment and Effective Treatment – presented by Margaret A. Fish, M.S., CCC-SLP, author of the book “Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech” and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member – EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, APRIL 19!

May 5, 2013Greater Atlanta Area Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

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NEW! Apraxia Awareness Silver Necklace – Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day or Apraxia Awareness Day

Apraxia Awareness Silver Necklace

LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE — A double stacked Apraxia Awareness necklace including a sterling silver 1 1/8th inch bottom disc hand stamped with “Every Child Deserves a Voice” around the outer edge.  The smaller, top disc is a 3/4 inch sterling silver disc that is hand stamped with the words “Apraxia Awareness” around the outer edge.  Also included on top is an open star charm.  Both discs and charm are attached on the same ring and hang on a 18-inch sterling silver bead ball chain. A great gift for Mother’s Day or wonderful way to show your support on Apraxia Awareness Day.  Purchase yours today!

 

Apraxia-KIDS News – April 4, 2013

 

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New Camp in Spokane, WA – Two Week Intensive Speech and Literacy Camp for Kids
Washington State University and Eastern Washington University Speech and Hearing Clinic introduces CAMP CANDOO, a summer intensive therapy camp for children with apraxia ages 5 to 8 years old.  The nine-day camp includes one day of pre-treatment assessment, eight-days of extensive individual therapy (two 30-minute sessions daily), large and small group sessions, and three parent education sessions.  Download the flyer and application here:   Apraxia-KIDS Facebook Group – April 2, 2013

New Genetic Evidence Suggests a Continuum Among Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders
Researchers advocate for term “developmental brain dysfunction” instead of categorical diagnoses.  “A paper published this month in the  prestigious medical journal The Lancet Neurology suggests that a broad spectrum of developmental and psychiatric disorders, ranging from autism and intellectual disability to schizophrenia, should be conceptualized as different manifestations of a common underlying denomoinator, “developmental brain dysfunction,” rather than completely independent conditions with distinct causes.” Newswise – April 2, 2013, Geisinger Health System

Schmahmann Lab Attends the National Ataxia Foundation Conference – MINDlink Foundation – Published March 21, 2013

Children with Sleep Apnea Have Higher Risk of Behavioral, Adaptive and Learning Problems – American Academy of Sleep Medicine – March 29, 2013

Motor and Speech Disorders in Classic Galactosemia – PubMed.gov/ US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health – Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Washington State University Spokane – April 2, 2013, By Potter NL, Nievergelt Y, Shriberg LD

Epilepsy Runs in Families – Science Alert – April 3, 2013, University of South Australia

Present Levels: The Foundation of the IEP – Wrightslaw – Originally Published on Pat Howey’s Blog, Revised March 27, 2013, By Pat Howey, Advocate

An Open Letter to the Parent of a Child with Speech Delays – Uncommon Sense Blog – April 1, 2013, By Nieder Family

                          

 

CASANA Announces Apraxia Awareness Day
Join CASANA for the very first official Apraxia Awareness Day on May 14, 2013 which will be recognized as such by the United States Congress.  Every child deserves a voice, so let’s make our actions and voices heard for every child with apraxia.  Visit our ApraxiaKIDS Facebook pages to join the event and help us spread the word for Apraxia Awareness Day.  More details to come soon!  Apraxia-KIDS Facebook – Published April 3, 2013

Coastal Sunbelt Names CASANA as Recipient of Donations for Jeans Charity Program
A big thanks to Coastal Sunbelt for making CASANA the recipient of their donation in the Jeans for Charity program.  We appreciate their support! Coastal Sunbelt Produce – Facebook   

Stockton College Speech and Hearing Club Students Organize Walk to Raise Awareness for Children with Apraxia of Speech –  PressDoc – CASANA PressRoom, April 2, 2013

Miss Richmond County 2013 Organizes Walk to Raise Awareness for Children with Apraxia of Speech – PressDoc – CASANA PressRoom, April 3, 2013 

CASANA Issues 2013 Request for Applications for Apraxia Research Projects – Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published March 28, 2013

Scholarship Applications Now Available for 2013 National Conference on CAS – Apraxia-KIDS.org, March 25, 2013

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 13, 2013 – 4th Annual South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 25, 2013 – Charlotte, NC Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 20, 2013 – Utah Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 20, 2013 – Phi Sigma Pi 5k Fun Run/Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 21, 2013 – Staten Island Speaks Up! 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 23 or 26, 2013 – Webinar – Executive Functioning: Helping Children to Plan to Succeed – presented by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, international presenter on CAS and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member

April 27, 2013 – Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

Click here to view more educational and awareness events

 

Register for the 2013 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Denver! 

CASANA will be holding it’s annual summer national conference in Denver, CO on July 11 – July 13, 2013!  The conference is open to parents and caregivers, speech-language pathologists, and other professionals. ASHA CEU’s will be offered. Download the official conference brochure today and REGISTER!

 

CASANA | 416 Lincoln Ave, 2nd floor | Pittsburgh, PA 15209 | www.apraxia-KIDS.org

Apraxia-KIDS News – March 28, 2013

 

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Helping Kids With Learning Disabilities Understand the Language of Friendship
Kids with learning disabilities sometimes struggle in social situations.  While they may know how to initiate friendships, many of their relationships fail because they don’t know how to sustain them. Children with learning disabilities often end friendships because they have been unable to work out conflicts. This article offers advice on helping your child avoid misunderstandings and conflicts.  Great Schools – By Janet Giler, Ph.D., M.F.T.

Families of Children with Disabilities Face a New Challenge – Medicaid Cutbacks
Recent changes to state Medicaid are leading to cutbacks that are hurting families who have children with disabilities. For many, the cuts couldn’t come at worse time.  Some families are even facing giving up their children because they can no longer support them. Colorado Springs Independent – March 27, 2013, By J. Adrian Stanley

Study Reveals role of SNX27 Protein in Brain Function – News Medical – Published March 25, 2013

DIBELS: Myths and Facts – Dibels – By Ruth Kaminski and Kelli D. Cummings, Dynamic Measuring Group

The Power of Movement in Teaching and Learning – Education Week – Teacher – March 20, 2013, By Susan Griss

Yogurt for Tess:  Saying Goodbye to a Sidewalk Speech Teacher – The Free Press – March 28, 2013, By Tanner Kent

Special Needs Parenting: Balancing Work and Your Child – Today’s Parent – Originally Published on January 15, 2013, By Amy Baskin

 

  

CASANA Issues 2013 Request for Applications  for Apraxia Research Projects
CASANA is now accepting 2013 “Request for Applications” to support relevant research on CAS. CASANA’s CAS Research Grant program is critically important as it is the only dedicated funding available for CAS research.  Funding will be expanded this year because of the great success of last year’s Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech events.   Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published March 28, 2013

What is Apraxia?
A blog post from, The Path Less Taken, written by a mother of a child with apraxia of speech who is participating in the 2013 Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech.  www.jennifermcgrail.com – Published March 12, 2013, By Jennifer McGrail 

Scholarship Applications Now Available for 2013 National Conference
A limited number of PARTIAL/ FULL scholarships are available for CASANA’s 2013 National Conference on CAS on July 11 – July 13, 2013 in Denver, CO.  Conference Scholarships are intended for those who would be unable to attend the conference without financial assistance. Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published March 25, 2013

Early-Bird Registration Ends Friday, March 29 for St. Paul, MN Apraxia Workshop
CASANA will be holding an educational apraxia workshop in St. Paul, MN on Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment, Treatment, and Early Literacy Skills. This will be presented by Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. To qualify for Early-Bird Registration, registration form and fee must be postmarked no later than March 29, 2013.  Register online here:  Apraxia-KIDS.org – CASANA Events – St. Paul, MN Apraxia Workshop  

A Great Cause – Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists – Published March 13, 2013 – By Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

CASANA Launches New Apraxia-KIDS Website – Apraxia-KIDS.org, March 2013

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 12, 2013 – St. Paul, MN Apraxia Workshop – Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment, Treatment, and Early Literacy Skills – presented by Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member and CASANA National Conference Presenter

April 13, 2013 – 4th Annual South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 25, 2013 – Charlotte, NC Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 20, 2013 – Utah Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 20, 2013 – Phi Sigma Pi 5k Fun Run/Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 21, 2013 – Staten Island Speaks Up! 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 23 or 26, 2013 – Webinar – Executive Functioning: Helping Children to Plan to Succeed – presented by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, international presenter on CAS and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member

April 27, 2013 – Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

Click here to view more educational and awareness events

 

Register for a 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech in Your Area:

2013 Apraxia Walk Locations

The Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech helps to raise awareness about apraxia and how it affects children and funding for important apraxia programs and research.  If there is not a Walk near you, consider organizing one in your area or registering for a Virtual Walk!

 

 

CASANA | 416 Lincoln Ave, 2nd floor | Pittsburgh, PA 15209 | www.apraxia-KIDS.org

Request for Research Applications

HiResWe have issued our 2013 “Request for Applications” in order for researchers to apply for CASANA Apraxia research grants.   CASANA believes that our CAS Research Grant program is critically important as it is the only dedicated funding available for CAS research.  Funding will be expanded this year because of the great success of last year’s Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech.  CASANA’s research funding program continues to emphasize an interest in clinical research projects aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of children with CAS.   Additionally, CASANA is interested in early identification as well as approaches which include biophysical evidence alongside behavioral evidence.  Finally, CASANA has expanded the program to include consideration of applications from Ph.D. candidates who are investigating CAS for their dissertation.  In all instances and in all potential study areas, CASANA’s primary interest is in high quality scientific research that, upon completion, will be suitable and acceptable to peer-reviewed publications.  As indicated in the evaluation “weight” given to research approach in the grant evaluation categories (see review criteria in the application), CASANA is interested in, and will only select for funding, relevant research proposals which are methodologically sound and which include appropriate and necessary experimental control.

  • Grants will range from $25,000 – $50,000
  • Ph.D. students who will be doing CAS research for their dissertation may apply for up to $5,000

An expert external review committee will read, evaluate, and recommend grants for funding to CASANA.   All information, requirements, and instructions are provided in the application packet.

Download the 2013 “Request for Applications” Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research