Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

Hello blog friends! It’s been a while since we’ve chatted! I hope all of you are surviving the challenges of 2020 and finding time to do few things that bring you joy. I also hope and pray your sweet apraxia kids are thriving, persevering, finding their confidence, and learning how to communicate effectively.

I just wanted to touch base and let everyone know the second edition of Leslie Lindsay’s book Speaking of Apraxia is now available for pre-order. When Jake was struggling with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), this book was a WEALTH of information. Let’s try to get this book into the hands of every parent who has a child with CAS and every SLP who treats apraxia in their practice.

Speaking of Apraxia Second Edition, by Leslie Lindsay — Now Available for Pre-Order through Woodbine House

According to the summary on the publisher’s page …

Supportive and encouraging, Speaking of Apraxia gives readers the detailed information they need to get working on all aspects of their child’s CAS. Additional helpful content includes resources, a glossary, appendices about possible co-occurring conditions, health insurance, camp and enrichment programs, and speech and language milestones.

According to Leslie, the new and improved second edition has the following updates:

  • Elimination of outdated resources/websites
  • Addition of new resources, websites, technology, and apps
  • Information on teletherapy/pandemics
  • New quotes/advice from professionals
  • Follow-ups on the kids featured in the original edition


P.S. … In January of 2021 I would LOVE to begin a follow-up series on the kids who were featured on Jake’s Journey blog. I think my last post was in 2016, right before Jake started kindergarten. He is now in sixth grade! In my wildest dreams, I would love to track these kids every five years through high school graduation. I think it would be a phenomenal grassroots resource! I will be emailing a few of you individually, but also feel free to say hi in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!

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