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Basic information about Childhood Apraxia of Speech, definitions, characteristics, speech & language development basics.

  • Prognosis for Apraxia

    What Does The Future Hold?

    By
    Lori Hickman, M.A., CCC-SLP

    A prognosis is, at best, an estimate of how your child’s speech skills will improve with therapy. An exact outcome is impossible for any SLP to predict. There are many features/traits in a child’s life that will differ with each child, that have a great deal of influence in terms of the outcome for a […]

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  • Oral Movements and Language Development

    By
    Katie Alcock, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Lancaster University

    How are Language Development and Motor Development Linked? People have been asking for a long time whether children who are good, or poor, at motor (movement) skills are likely to be good, or poor, at language skills. Here’s what we know so far. When you look at walking, running, jumping and other gross motor skills […]

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  • Late Blooming or Language Problem?

    from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association

    Reproduced with permission from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, http://www.asha.org Parents are smart. They listen to their child talk and know how he or she communicates. They also listen to his or her s who are about the same age and may even remember what older brothers and sisters did at the same age. Then the […]

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  • Language Processing and Comprehension Issues and Children with CAS

    By
    Chris Dollaghan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

    Language processing refers to the mental operations by which we perceive, recognize, understand and remember sounds, words, and sentences. Because it happens “inside the head,” language processing can’t be seen directly, instead, we have to test for processing problems. It’s natural to focus on the speech production difficulties of children with CAS, but there are […]

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  • Intervention for Bilingual Children with CAS

    By
    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 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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  • 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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  • 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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