Living in Denver, Colorado, there is a special needs summer camp called Adam’s Camp that has quite the positive reputation.
Wow! This conference in San Diego has been a WHIRLWIND. I was greeted with palm trees upon arrival, and being a Colorado native, anytime I see palm trees my mind thinks “hello vacation.” I had some time to kill before my room was ready, so I was able to walk over to the beach. My “beaches” in Colorado are sandy, but are man-made; so I’m always in awe of a
Almost 1 year ago today, I met a three year old who walked into my office with his mother. He had been receiving speech therapy since he was in early intervention. He had also been receiving private speech therapy from another office. Despite having no other co-morbid issues, he only had four words: Mama, O, Daddy, More. This child was probably one of the best and most adept mimes I
Would it surprise you then if I told you the prevalance rates for Down Syndrome are 1-2 children in every 1000 births. Sound familiar? Maybe that’s just because I just wrote that figure for CAS.
I remember being in 1st or 2nd grade, the age Ashlynn is now. I was always struggling to fit in. There was a girl in our class who had special needs. I remember she wore this heavy, pink, furry coat and she talked with slurred speech. She would sit outside, even on the hottest of days in that coat. Usually, she was by herself. I don’t remember how it came
I’m so honored and excited to have Dr. Kathy Jakielski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP with me today! I met Dr. Jakielski at the CASANA Intensive Training Institute, as she was one of the instructors. The honor is all mine, Laura. Thank you for your interest in my work! Kathy, I remember vividly this moment at the end of the training, where we all sat around a big conference table, and you gave