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  • Bullying Resources

    Programs, Articles, and Books on How To Prevent and Stop Bullying

    The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. Its goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. http://www.clemson.edu/olweus “Is Your Child a Target of Bullying? Intervention Strategies for […]

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  • Augmentative Communication (AAC) for Children with Apraxia

    The AAC Institute a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). YAAK: Augmentative And Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids This website is, “intended to be easy to understand and practical, and to cover a wide range of topics dealing with AAC and […]

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  • Apraxia Therapy Materials for Apraxia

    Build-A-Sentence Helpful for expanding expressive language, often a difficulty for children with apraxia. This game can be modified and creatively used to also address word stress. Easy Does It For Apraxia and Motor Planning by Catherine E. Chamberlain, Robin Strode Ages 4-12 This best-selling program targets sound sequencing, closed syllables, and precise vowel production for […]

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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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