Apraxia and the village.

I work in the schools a few days along with my private practice work.  I say I work in the schools because I like working in Ashlynn’s school, and that’s partially true.  However, I have always in my career had at least one child on my caseload with apraxia in every school in which I…

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Neurology, delays, a dream, and a miracle.

Most parents of kids who have a child with global apraxia will at some point visit the neurologist.  It’s usually before the age of 7, which is the age Ashlynn is today. I remember the referral, although the dates are a little fuzzy.  We were either at Ashlynn’s 6 or 9 month checkup and I…

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The problem with school SLP’s.

I only realized after being a part of the special needs community that school SLP’s have a bad rap.  Like a really, REALLY, REALLY bad rap.   I’m preparing a talk next month for Colorado school SLP’s, and every time I prepare a talk for this demographic, I have to tell you they have a…

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When you can talk but have no words

If you are familiar at all with apraxia of speech, then this meme makes perfect sense to you. Most kids with apraxia, especially in the early stages cannot communicate what they are thinking because they cannot talk or make the sounds make sense. (Not) fun fact: Some kids (I don’t know the percentage offhand), will…

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The angel

Angel They told me you were my baby girl as you cried hello to us. I believed them at the time, admidst the chaos and the fuss. They told me you were my baby girl and when I took you home, I would gaze upon the sweetest face I had ever yet to know. They…

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