Apraxia of Speech (Childhood)
Apraxia of Speech (Childhood): A comprehensive collection of evidence-based research, articles, clinical expertise and client perspectives.
Why Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech Requires Careful Assessment
Recently I got one of those phone calls that speech-language pathologists often dread. It went something like this:
Learn about medical speech therapy
Resources & articles for all things medical speech therapy: stroke, brain injury, aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, technology & evidence-based speech therapy
Must Haves for Preschoolers with Apraxia
Homechooling a preschooler with Apraxia is a challenge. Here are a few items we have found to be useful in navigating preschool waters with Apraxia.
Don't just teach the speech. The importance of co-articulation and prosody in the treatment of CAS - SLP Mommy of Apraxia
Co-articulation. Prosody. Those are two words you might have seen when researching apraxia. If you are treating a kid with apraxia or you have a child with apraxia and are not familiar with these terms, you NEED to familiarize yourself with them. To have a diagnosis of apraxia, you need three main criteria: Inconsistent productions with sounds Difficulty with co-articulatory transitions Errors with prosody (stress, intonation, pitch, rate, volume) Recently,…
DTTC: Evidence Based Practice in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. An interview with Dr. Ruth Stoeckel
Today I am honored to introduce Ruth Stoeckel, nationally recognized expert and published researcher on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I fir...
Apraxia isn't the end
What if I've forgotten that children are usually kind, seeing not the differences, but the similarities of just another wonderful child wanting to play?
How to Uncover Emerging Skills with a Dynamic Assessment for CAS
How speech language pathologists suspecting CAS can design a dynamic assessment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
10 Things Other Parents Need to Know About Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Is your child more of a thinker than a talker? Read this if you are worried about speech delays. A mom shares important info on Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
What is Motor Planning? & Fine Motor Planning Maze - The OT Toolbox
What is Motor Planning? Ok, so you’re walking along a hallway with an armful of bags and see a ball in your path. You walk around it and continue walking. But, hold on. That was a pretty cool ball. It was all red and shiny. It looked like a really fun ball to bounce. You ... Read More about What is Motor Planning? & Fine Motor Planning Maze
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
This section of my blog is dedicated to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. My intent is to raise awareness and share resources for families with affected loved ones. The majority of the play activities I post can be enjoyed by any child - but the truth is, I have been intentional in sharing activities that help kids with Apraxia develop…
Apraxia of Speech in Adults: Definition & How to Help with Communication
Apraxia of speech is common after a stroke, leaving the patient with impaired communication. Find out what this acquired disorder is all about & what to do.
Is It CAS? Navigating Differential Diagnosis
Fresh speech and language activities and ideas for the busy Speech Language Pathologist