Living in Denver, Colorado, there is a special needs summer camp called Adam’s Camp that has quite the positive reputation.
One day I was perusing The Mighty to see if any new apraxia articles had been posted, and I ran across an article by Kelsey Belk, a graduate student studying to be an SLP. I was so inspired by her article I just had to reach out and thank her. I found her on facebook and saw that she was currently attending the University of Northern Colorado! I live in
I often think about what would have happened had it been me who had apraxia, dyspraxia, SPD, dysarthria, and a learning disability when I was young. It’s pointless I know, but I was/am a perfectionist. That’s not a good thing. I learned early I was really good at spelling, reading and writing, but math I had to work for. I won a math award in 3rd grade and I looked
There is not one day that goes by I don’t think of Ashlynn’s disability (ies). As a basis of comparison, I have my four year old son. He has some concerning behavior issues, and I do think (worry) about them often; however, I do not think of it EVERY SINGLE DAY. Apraxia and dyspraxia make that impossible. There is always something else to worry about. Something else in which I
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 had to fill out one of those dreaded developmental screens. Don’t get me wrong, as
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 special place in my heart. No, it’s not just because I started as one and