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  • Apraxia Support and Facebook Discussion Groups

      There are apraxia support groups for families and caregivers of children with apraxia, electronically and in some states.  Additionally, special topic groups for Apraxia also are listed at the end.  It can be comforting and empowering to know that you are not alone and that you can both give and receive help.  Please let us […]

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  • Apraxia Support Groups – Canada

    There are local apraxia support groups for families and caregivers of children with apraxia in some areas. It can be comforting and empowering to know that you are not alone and that you can both give and receive help.  If you have a group to add or information to change, please contact us at dawnk@apraxia-kids.org […]

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  • Apraxia Support – International

    Please let us know of any support groups for Childhood Apraxia of Speech or parents of children with speech and language disorders in other international locations.  Send an email with the information to dawnk@apraxia-kids.org Australia Brisbane and Surrounding Areas Facebook Page: Verbal Dyspraxia Support Group for Bribane and Surrounding Areas Europe England AFASIC: Website provides […]

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  • Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits for a Child with Apraxia

    If your child has apraxia of speech – either as a primary condition or associated with another condition – then he or she may be eligible to receive disability benefits through the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Apraxia may significantly impact your son or daughter’s ability to […]

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  • Apps for Kids with Apraxia

    Many families are asking about tablet applications – “apps” –  specifically for childhood apraxia of speech.  Below you will find apps described as being for our kids with apraxia.  Please know that apps should be used with your supervision to support your child’s speech practice or to assist them in their communication attempts.  Some apps […]

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  • Questions and Answers About Starting a Parent Group

    Why start a parent group? One of the most important things you can do for yourself as a parent of a child with apraxia is connect with other parents. Other parents may have great insight into issues that are affecting you and your child right now, such as school districts, IEPs, and legislation, just to […]

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  • ASHA Technical Report on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    This report is a comprehensive description and review of the current science and state of practice regarding childhood apraxia of speech. It concludes with recommendations from the ASHA Ad-hoc committee on CAS. This file is posted here with permission.  CAS_TECHNICAL_REPORT

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  • Canadian Resources for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (Oral Motor Disorders)

    National Links Provincial Resources and Links Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon National Links Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists – CASLPA Canadian Association for Young Children Canadian Institute of Child Health Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Information on medical […]

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  • Low Cost Speech Therapy

    University Speech Clinics Often universities that offer a masters degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences or Speech-Language Pathology have speech and language clinics where their students gain valuable experience under the direction of clinical faculty. The cost of these services is typically much less than other sources of private therapy. This searchable guide to graduate […]

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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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