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Speaking of Apraxia by At last, a parents' guide to understanding, treating, and living with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Written in an empathic style by a parent who "has been there", Speaking of Apraxia offers hope and practical advice for parents of toddlers to teens with this neurologically-based motor speech disorder. Characterized by difficulties with plannng and producing the complex set of movements necesssary for intelligible speech, CAS can be a child's only diagnosis or can be accompanied by other special needs such as learning disabilities, Down syndrome, or autism. Parents and professionals will appreciate the author's clear explanations of everything from diagnosing CAS and working with speech-language pathologists (SLPs), to understanding how to distinguish it from other speech disorders, and getting appropriate early intervention and special education support. Drawing on the latest research, professionals' insights, her own and other parents' experience, the author covers these important topics: The Straight Scoop on Speech Basics; Now What?!; Helping Your Child; Off to School; Coping and Hoping. Appendices provide information on insurance, summer camps and enrichment programs, speech-language milestones, and a glossary of terms. Speaking of Apraxia is a comprehensive and authoritative resource any family, SLP, occupational therapist, or pediatric practice will be glad to own or recommend.
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
Books for Kids
The Mouth with a Mind of Its Own by Matthew has a problem. His mouth has a mind of its own. His brain thinks one thing, but his mouth says another. He can't participate in class discussions. He can't ask the other kids to play with him at recess. He can't even say his own name! Luckily, he is referred to the school speech therapist, who helps him tame his wild mouth.This story was written by Patricia L. Mervine, M.A., CCC, a speech/language pathologist who works with students like Matthew every day. Reviews for "The Mouth With a Mind of Its Own:""With a perfect blend of humor, fact, and whimsy, Pat Mervine has fashioned a story that needed to be told.This entertaining, educational book will delight and inform not only the children, but their parents and teachers, as well." -- Linda Eve Seth, SLP, M.Ed.Author & Presenter"Cute, informative, and fun to read! A terrific and realistic story to educate, motivate, and inspire your speech kids, as well as parents." -- Char Boshart, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech Dynamics, Inc., Author & Presenter
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
My Brother Is Very Special by ''My Brother is Very Special'' is a perfect story to share with young children learning to accept a classmate, friend, or sibling with special needs.
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
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