Speaking of Apraxia
A Parents' Guide to Childhood Apraxia of SpeechBook - 2012
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.