Overgeneralization: a caution for clients with CAS

    Before I knew my daughter Ashlynn had CAS, and before I spent countless hours researching, taking trainings, and becoming an expert in CAS; I was an elementary school SLP.  Like any new SLP, I was relatively inexperienced with CAS.  One year, I transferred schools and a 3rd grade boy with a dx of CAS…

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Anxiety and PTSD. What you don’t know about special needs parenting.

Can everyone agree parenting is stressful? I’m sure we all can.  I read something the other day though that perfectly described my life. “If parenting can feel like a roller coaster of anxiety, than special needs parenting is a whole carnival.”  I’ve also read that PTSD is common among parents of kids with special needs….

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Apraxia is for the BEST?

The 2016 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech has come to an end. As I sit in the plane, I look at the burnt orange, red, and brown sunset setting over wispy clouds and the windy city. Since I live in Denver, we are flying west, and it feels like we are literally flying…

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Apraxia National Conference: A candle in the window

It’s been three years since I last attended the national conference on apraxia. At that time, my daughter had been diagnosed with apraxia for just under a year, and I was still scared and sad about what the future held for my sweet Ashlynn. I re-read my blog post I wrote after that conference, and…

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She is a fighter, not of guts and glory, but one of understated grace.

Well, Ashlynn completed Kindergarten.  It was pretty anti-climactic to be honest.  For some reason, her school doesn’t believe in Kindergarten graduations.  Okay, it’s not for “some reason,” it’s because the philosophy of the school is that graduations signify an end and Kindergarten is just a beginning. I get it…kind of.  Actually no, I don’t get…

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