During an episode of “Battle of the Network Stars” Lou Ferrigno and Ronda Rousey shared a touching exchange about their childhood disorders and how it made them stronger. Ferrigno, best known as the Incredible Hulk, inquired into famed MMA star Ronda Rousey’s life. He questioned about the fire she had inside of her and wanted to know where the first flame was stoked. In an incredibly honest moment, Ronda tells him that she grew up
About a year ago I switched insurance from my husband’s to mine, in order to leave no stone left unturned. I know that kids with apraxia can have some sort of positive indicator on a brain MRI, or genetic marker. I had yet to do any of that testing, and so I decided this was the year to do it. My husband questioned why. Is there a reason to know?
Does your child struggle with impulse control? Do they run out or touch things they know they shouldn’t but seem unable to help themselves despite consequences? Do they struggle to get dressed? Does it take you 30 minutes longer to get out the door in the morning than you think it should? Do they frequently lose things like important papers from teachers? Is their desk, backpack, and folders completely disorganized and
This year the Denver Apraxia Walk was held August 5th, at Clement Park in Littleton. Apraxia of speech is a severe speech disorder in children that makes the act of learning to speak very difficult. Many endure years of speech therapy struggling to find their voice. I have to say this year was the BEST WALK YET, but it wasn’t do to me. Denver has the most incredible, talented, and
If you are like me, when your child was first diagnosed with apraxia, you turned to every source of information you could find, credible or not, just eager to gobble up any and all information on apraxia. Heck, I’m an SLP and I did this! I think for me, though, my favorite books are always ones that inspire hope. Actually, these are probably my favorite stories too. I’m always looking
Yesterday, August 5th 2017 was the Denver Walk for Apraxia at Clement Park. The walk was largely successful, raising close to 25,000 to CASANA, which will directly impact our kids in Denver struggling with this rare speech disorder. This is ONE day out of the entire year kids who struggle to find their voice and endure hours and years of intense therapy, can be honored for their accomplishments that no one