Interview with Mikey. The wish that turned into a passion.

By Laura Smith|January 1, 2018|Apraxia, apraxia blog, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, dyspraxia, dyspraxia awareness, learning disability|4 comments

I am so excited to have probably my favorite person I know on social media I know with us today. His name is Mikey and he is admin to the page Mikey’s Wish – Verbal Dyspraxia Awareness. Mikey’s famous tagline is that himself and others with verbal dyspraxia/apraxia are “too cool to follow the neurotypical rule.” Mikey thank you so much for being here! For my readers who don’t know,

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Whatever it takes: A day on the brink

By Laura Smith|December 15, 2017|Apraxia, apraxia blog, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, global apraxia, Sensory Processing Disorder, special needs parenting, specific language impairment|

Ashlynn had oral surgery today to fix a ridiculously thick upper labial frenulum that was impacting her front teeth.  I have anxiety.  That’s no secret.  I was pretty nervous.  I had like every prayer warrior I could think of praying for her. It’s not that serious of a surgery in the grand scheme of things; but she was going to have to take a valium the night before, and then

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Famous Faces Walk for Apraxia in L.A’s Walk to Talk!

By Laura Smith|November 7, 2017|Apraxia, apraxia blog, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Uncategorized|

It almost seems crazy now, but just 3 years ago Apraxia didn’t have a face. There was not ONE well known person who had fought apraxia and overcome.  I was an SLP before my daughter was born and I can tell you after she was diagnosed, even though I was an SLP, the fear, worry, and guilt that gripped me hung onto me and wouldn’t let me go. It haunted

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Happy 8th Birthday Bug Bug.

By Laura Smith|October 20, 2017|Apraxia, apraxia blog, dyslexia, dyspraxia, global apraxia, learning disability, Sensory Processing Disorder|

Mr. B,  here is your beautiful baby girl. My dad would say this to me EVERY birthday.  I’m not exaggerating.  I was born 10 year after my sister, and it wasn’t customary to hand the baby to the father so early; so when my parents had me and my dad held me for the first time, this phrase was forever burned into his mind. My due date was October 16th. 

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