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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.

  • A Mother and Grandmother Come to Terms with Apraxia

    By
    Lenore and Sandy

    Sandy and Lenore share their story of their beloved Benji through a booklet that is formatted for printing from the site. Their booklet is in the PDF format and requires Adobe Reader software. (a free download program from www.adobe.com ) DOWNLOAD BENJI’S STORY ALSO – It’s a Dog’s Life by Lenore and grandson Benji, with […]

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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

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    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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