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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There is either fear or hope. Pick one

Life would be so much less complicated if we lived on breaks.  haha.  Yes, that is my opener and I realize it’s not only a statement captain obvious would make, but it’s completely devoid of reality. Seriously though, breaks are awesome.  Family comments how far Ashlynn has come.  We are all stress free (well at…

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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 irony of the Chicago Hate Crime

By now, you have probably seen or read about the special needs man who was kidnapped and tortured by 4 other individuals.  Some reports say it was racially motivated, yet others said they targeted a person for being special needs. I made myself watch the video.  I got through a fair amount.  I saw this…

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