Why Early Intervention?

Why Early Intervention when he’s just a late talker? “We now know the earlier the intervention, the better the brain can reorganize.” Today, parents are generally told to look for signs of delay early, even in a baby’s first year, and seek help. No one should assume that a silent 2-year-old is a budding genius; silence may be a sign of hearing loss or… Read More

Dru Showers Memorial Gift

Dru Showers was a rare light who devoted her life to helping bring a voice to children with apraxia and other impairments, through her work as a PROMPT certified speech language pathologist for Let’s Talk Speech and Language Services in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Dru also worked with children in Early Intervention for Total Rehabilitation in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.   A loving mother to a son… Read More

Therapeutic Use Of Fish Oil for Apraxia, Autism and Other Communication Impairments

“Every so often, scientists really do discover a substance of transformative power, one with the ability to cure the previously incurable and improve the quality of life for the rest of us. Omega-3 fatty acids — a component of simple fish oil, once so prevalent in our diet but now largely absent — could be such a substance.”~ Harvard Medical School doctor, Andrew Stoll,… Read More

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

Horns as therapy tools By Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson MS CCC-SLP

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson M.S., CCC/SLP is on the advisory board for the Cherab Foundation “Horns as therapy tools”, By Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, M.S.,CCC-SLP Published in ADVANCE Magazine May 31, 1999 and “Straws as therapy tools”, By Sara RosenfeldJohnson, M.S.,CCC-SLP, Published in ADVANCE Magazine April 19, 1999. Part I: Straws Using Simple Tools in Oral-Motor Therapy By Sara Rosenfield-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP, and Diana F. Manning Film writers and… 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

NutriiVeda Survey For Autism, Apraxia, TBI, ADHD, Seizures

In addition to collecting the anecdotal reports through our network, we have created a survey to collect feedback from parents, professionals and individuals to help provide functional data that can be shared with researchers as we continue in the Pursuit of Research!  Please take a few moments to document your (or your child’s) journey with NutriiVeda here.  We will be sharing the results as… Read More

The Differences Between Apraxia and Aphasia

Reprinted with permission from the Augusta Free Press, article by Chris DeWald http://augustafreepress.com/2009/09/22/chris-dewald-aphasia-and-apraxia-the-same-but-different/ Chris DeWald | Aphasia and apraxia: The same, but different September 22, 2009 Trying to decipher and also remembering the difference is close to knowing all the whos in Whoville. Yeah, I bet everyone remembers Cindy Lou Who. I have always thought that the speech therapist told me I had aphasia,… Read More

Please fill out this questionnaire!

Would you like to help research therapy for Apraxia? Dr. Renai Jones is conducting a study and could use your help. Please download, print, fill out, and send the attached questionnaire to the address at the bottom of the document! My name is Dr. Renai Jonas. I am a Speech and Language Pathologist and have been practicing for the past 35 years. I provide… 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