Communication Disorders and Social Security Benefits

By Molly Clarke writer for the Social Security Disability Help blog Communication is a vital part of human life. We use communication to interact, learn, and develop. When a child’s ability to communicate is compromised, he or she may experience certain limitations that can only be corrected with a certain level of personalized support.   Unfortunately, not all families can afford to provide the therapy,… Read More

Late Talker Handout

  Is Your Child A Late Talker? · Are they quiet? · Seem shy? · Not talking like their peers? · Allow you or siblings to speak for them? · Do you wonder why? Your baby’s babbling and toddlers first words can be music to your ears. When faced with a child who doesn’t speak or seems to have difficulty with words parents are… Read More

Preview of ‘Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That!

I had the honor of previewing a copy of ‘Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That! – Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development’. It will be available in paperback in a few more days – April 1st to come to the rescue for parents, care givers and professionals with easy to follow information, tips, and suggestions about feeding, speech, mouth… Read More

Normal Language Milestones – Clues of a Possible Problem

Is Your Child A Late Talker? · Are they quiet? · Seem shy? · Not talking like their peers? · Allow you or siblings to speak for them? · Do you wonder why? Your baby’s babbling and toddlers first words can be music to your ears. When faced with a child who doesn’t speak or seems to have difficulty with words parents are often… Read More

Press Release Template

Please help bring our children a voice… silence is not golden If you want to raise awareness about speech disorders here’s a press release you can share with your local media. Find out the name of the health and education correspondents. Call them up to outline the situation. Then send the press release to them. Call them again later to see if they need… Read More

Editorial Opinion – "Work With Your Child"

By Lisa and Glenn Geng I know you have heard this statement before, and if you didn’t, you will, many times. It is always important to “work” with your child even if he or she does not have any challenges, but even more so if they do, especially the first 5 or 6 years of their life while their brain is still developing. The… Read More

To the heroes, starting or running a support group for apraxia

Cherab Foundation would like to applaud and encourage the heroes: The people who step forward to start or run a support group for apraxia! Because of these people, parents and professionals can gain personal support and information, which is invaluable to the parents and professionals who care for apraxic children. Parents and Professionals may believe they are out there all alone, or worse, believe… Read More

The Cherab Foundation Brochure

he Cherab Foundation Brochure Sponsored by: Northern Speech/National Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language Sensory-Motor and Social Connections, Inc. CHERAB would like to graciously acknowledge the generous donation of these glossy brochures by Northern Speech Services with assistance from Nancy Kaufman CCC-SLP from Kaufman Children’s Center. These brochures were made up specifically to be handed out at the landmark Shafallah conference in Qatar that CHERAB was invited… Read More

Twins, One Has A Speech Delay And One Doesn’t!

Twins/Multiples: Speech and Language Development Speech Delays in Twins/Multiples by Suzie Chafin Identifying Speech Problems In Your Children Solving Your Multiples’ Speech Problems Five Ways to Enhance Speech Development Suzie’s Story Language Development in Twins, Triplets & Higher Order Multiples– Presentation by Paula Moss: Speech-Language Pathologist and Mother of 10 month old twins on November 26, 1998 Twins and language development Late onset of… Read More

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Parent Friendly Signs of Verbal Apraxia

See also: A Reason to Know the Signs of Oral Apraxia … from a parent Written By Lisa Geng in 2000 My son Tanner was diagnosed with both severe oral as well as verbal apraxia, but each child is different, and some may not go through all the signs that Tanner had, with his severity, and/or some children may have other aspects. Here are… Read More