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 …

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by Jennifer Jackson Linck, Contributing Writer As our family wrapped up 2013 I was completely depleted and on the verge of depression. My 2-year-old son wasn’t talking and was showing signs of frustration and aggression. I was sleep deprived from his long recovery following a tonsillectomy. And I had a complete meltdown during his birthday party. Not my best mama …

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by Sam, Contributing Writer No way!!! Has it really been an entire year since we visited CASANA? It went by in a blink. When I look back at the ambition and optimism at that moment, my immediate thought is that it went by so quickly, I didn’t even have time to be sure we stayed …

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by Katie, SLP and Contributing Writer Do you ever feel like there is a missing piece in your child’s language development, especially in the areas of reading and listening comprehension? Can you just not find the key to unlock the mystery of why he continues to experience difficulty despite therapy, extra help, and tutoring? Please …

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by Sheila, Contributing Writer At three years old, Gia’s severe speech delay qualified her for services through our school district’s Priority Preschool. I was convinced that with a little extra help, she would catch right up and we would move on with our lives. I really believed that. Eight weeks, one progress report, and no …

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by Jenny Sanzo, Contributing Writer We just got back from two weeks in Washington, DC for CHAMP Camp at George Washington University, a summer intensive specifically for apraxic children ages 6-9. What a wonderful experience! CHAMP was the perfect mix of individual and group therapy, parent training, and free time. I really feel as though …

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by Katie, SLP and Contributing Writer Dear Katie: I would love to know at what point apraxia is considered “resolved.” I’ve heard so many different viewpoints on this. Some say it’s when a child no longer requires speech therapy and others say the process goes from apraxia, dyspraxia, phonological, articulation, and each is new diagnoses. …

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