I had an epiphany the other day. It came after reading an article someone sent me discussing how American schools are failing kids with dyslexia. It was an excellent article and accurate in every way. I started my career in Denver Public Schools in 2004, and at the time, an approach called “whole language” was being used to teach reading. Just four years before this time, in 2000, my
Would it surprise you then if I told you the prevalance rates for Down Syndrome are 1-2 children in every 1000 births. Sound familiar? Maybe that’s just because I just wrote that figure for CAS.
I work in the schools a few days along with my private practice work. I say I work in the schools because I like working in Ashlynn’s school, and that’s partially true. However, I have always in my career had at least one child on my caseload with apraxia in every school in which I have worked. If you have a child with apraxia, you’re probably thinking, “what’s the big
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
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 least from school and work stress). We can spend time as a family doing things