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Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents' Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech Paperback – March 28, 2012
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The writing style also makes the reader feel as if he or she is actually sitting there, with Lindsay, having an informed conversation with someone who's been there, done that, and made it--giving hope to parents of a newly diagnosed child that they can make it, too. --ForeWord Digital Reviews
[An] excellent resource for parents, educators, and speech-language pathologists. I highly suggest other health care professionals read this as well. It belongs on every therapy agency's lending book shelf. --Judy Michels Jelm, M.S., CCC-SLP, Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association SLP instructor emeritus
[An] excellent resource for parents, educators, and speech-language pathologists. I highly suggest other health care professionals read this as well. It belongs on every therapy agency's lending book shelf. ---Judy Michels Jelm, M.S., CCC-SLP, Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association SLP instructor emeritus
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At last, a parents? guide to understanding, treating, and living with childhood apraxia (CSA). Written in an empathic style by a parent who ?has been there?, SPEAKING OF APRAXIA offers hope and practical advice for parents of toddlers to teens with this neurologically-based motor speech disorder. Characterized by difficulties with planning and producing the complex set of movements necessary for intelligible speech, CSA can be a child's only diagnosis or can be accompanied by other special needs such as learning disabilities, Down syndrome, or autism. Parents and professionals will appreciate the author's clear explanations of everything from diagnosing CSA, working with speech language pathologists (SLPs), to understanding how to distinguish it from other speech disorders, and getting appropriate early intervention and special education support.
Drawing on the latest research, professionals? insights, her own and other parents? experience, the author covers these important topics:
?I: The Straight Scoop on Speech Basics--CSA definition; An Overview of Speech & Language; Where to Get Help and What to Ask; Your First Appointment with an SLP
?II: Now What?!--Getting, Coping with and Understanding the Diagnosis; Health & Genetics; All about Speech Therapy
?III: Helping Your Child--Complementary and Alternative Medical and Treatment Approaches (Diet, Music, Movement Therapy and More)
?IV: Off to School--Getting Ready; Special Education Ins & Outs; Phonological Awareness; Reading Issues
?V: Coping & Hoping--Dealing with Emotions and Family Life; What the Future May Hold; Networking, Support Groups, and Advocacy
?Appendices: Information on insurance, summer camps and enrichment programs, a history of CSA, and a glossary of terms.
SPEAKING OF APRAXIA is a comprehensive and authoritative resource any family, SLP, occupational therapist, or pediatric practice will be glad to own or recommend.
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As we prepare for kindergarten, this was just the resource that I needed. I'm looking forward to the challenges we may face with school and getting her ready. It is so nice to think of approaching this from every angle - diet, addt'l therapy, etc. I have so many pages flagged that I don't know where to start...hippotherapy, vitamins, music therapy, etc.
My daughter has red hair and blue eyes as well so right when I saw this book, it struck a chord with me and I knew we needed it. THANK YOU, thank you to the author that in this busy world that we live in with children, work and life that you took the time to create this guide for us parents that only want the best for our children.
If I could give this review and book 10 stars I would. I'm buying 2 more copies this week for both sets of grandparents. This is an answer to many of our prayers after many tough years of dealing with apraxia.