Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

by Katie, SLP and Contributing Writer Wondering how to pick just the right toy for your little one? Allow me to share some of my favorites as well as give you some insight into my thought process regarding choosing therapy materials. I tend to look at a toy, puzzle, book, or game in terms of …

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by Katie, SLP and Contributing Writer With the holiday season upon us, I want to take this opportunity to encourage parents to embrace family traditions as a therapy tool. While children diagnosed with CAS often have difficulty verbally participating in holiday festivities, their involvement can greatly increase with your help! Begin making a list of …

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Jake has been working on strengthening his auditory memory for about a year now. Summer is a great time to work on this skill and I think this extra boost is going to help my boy out tremendously in school. We still work on many of these activities at home a couple of times a …

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  Pronouns are a topic I’ve been wanting to write about for some time now. For those of you who are new to apraxia or if all those grammar terms you learned in school run together, I am talking about using the following words correctly: he, she, his, her, me, mine, I, they, we. Jake …

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In November of last year, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 2012 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, which was held in Atlanta. When I walked in that huge auditorium filled with speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, & hearing scientists, I was just in awe. So many products, so much education, …

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Over the past few months, our SLP Katie and I have been trying to sharpen Jake’s auditory memory skills at the recommendation of Lynn Carahaly. Jake has consistently scored low on sentence recall and auditory memory tasks, so we have added some of these activities to our regular speech therapy sessions. A memory and brain …

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It’s that time of year when the temperatures start cooling down and all of us moms begin settling into a back-to-school routine. Jake’s Pre-K 4 program started the last week in August, so he has been in school for about a month now. This morning on the way to school,  we practiced his “song of …

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The holidays are once again upon us. Here’s a few things I’d like to share during this special time of year: 1. This month marks the one year anniversary of “Jake’s Journey to be a Little Man.” My first blog post was published on December 6, 2011 and since that time, 22,000 have popped in …

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We are having amazing fall weather and I am soaking in every minute of it. Here are a couple of things that have helped Jake get in the spirit of Halloween … Teach Preschool Blog – “Ppppp is for pumpkin painting, pouring, pounding, and play dough play” While Jake enjoyed painting this pumpkin, he LOVED …

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October is my favorite month and fall is my favorite season, but my heart just isn’t in it this year. Usually by now the bushes outside our house are strung with several hundred orange lights and the pumpkins, scarecrows, spider web, and tombstones are screaming, “Halloween rocks!” But this year I’m feeling a lot more …

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