Video tutorials

By Laura Smith|September 27, 2012|Apraxia|

I’ve decided I have to turn this unique situation as an SLP and a mother to a child with apraxia into a positive experience.  I can’t keep sitting around feeling depressed and worried.  I”m a believer in signs from God, and I believe this a big one that has the potential to positively impact others’ lives.  I’ve decided to make videos of Ashlynn for two purposes: one is for me

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Baby development screens

By Laura Smith|September 26, 2012|Apraxia|

When I held my baby, and even when she was in utero, I had visions and dreams of her being this incredibly verbose child with a large vocabulary.  In fact, I dreamed she would be like me.  The first few months brought all the regular milestones: tracking with her eyes, smiles, giggles, and even rolling over. However, she did have a case of very pointy toes.  So pointy in fact,

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2.5 years

By Laura Smith|September 26, 2012|Apraxia|

On my Spring Break, my daughter was 2 1/2.  Before that week I was home full time she had about 5-10 core words; however, she was just labeling things like mama, dada, and doggie.  By the end of Spring Break she was requesting juice, water, and milk with one prompt!  My mom and mother in law immediately noticed and told me how great it was she was talking more.  I

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Background and suspicions of apraxia in my own daughter

By Laura Smith|September 13, 2012|Apraxia|

Apraxia has been a topic of intense interest to me, ever since I was a speech/language pathology assistant.  Apraxia is misunderstood even among the SLP community.  Many SLP’s learned about apraxia, but may not have the skills or experience to correctly diagnose and/or treat it.  I was fortunate to have a mentor who was familiar with the disorder and who took me to a professional development workshop given by Ruth

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