Book recommendations for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

By Laura Smith|August 11, 2017|Apraxia, apraxia blog, Childhood Apraxia of Speech|

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

Read More

As children walk to find their voices, local news outlets stay silent

By Laura Smith|August 6, 2017|Apraxia, apraxia blog, apraxia walk, CASANA, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, walk for apraxia|

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

Read More

CASANA Conference take-aways 2017

By Laura Smith|July 15, 2017|Apraxia, CASANA, Childhood Apraxia of Speech|

The apraxia conference is ALWAYS emotional, inspiring, overwhelming and amazing. This is my 3rd, and I can say I am still pretty tired and exhausted by the end. This year it seemed I was busy on all the breaks, but it’s a good busy. This is my passion and this is where I belong. During a couple breaks, I signed up to do the “SLP Is In” booth, which is

Read More

It feels like home this year: Apraxia Conference 2017

By Laura Smith|July 9, 2017|Apraxia, apraxia blog, CASANA, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Uncategorized|

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

Read More