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The Differences Between Apraxia and Aphasia

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

What is Limb Apraxia?

Parent-friendly signs of verbal apraxia Parent-friendly signs of oral apraxia Parent-friendly soft signs by Moira Kowalczyk, Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) Many children with verbal apraxia do NOT have limb apraxia, but it’s always important to have a knowledgeable… Read More

Parent Friendly Signs of Verbal Apraxia

See also: A Reason to Know the Signs of Oral Apraxia Parent-friendly signs of oral apraxia Parent-friendly soft signs Parent-friendly signs of limb apraxia … from a parent Written By Lisa Geng in 2000 My son Tanner was… Read More

A Reason to Know the Signs of Oral Apraxia

Parent-friendly signs of verbal apraxia Parent-friendly signs of oral apraxia Parent-friendly soft signs Parent-friendly signs of limb apraxia By Lisa Geng, a parent of two (beautiful) late talkers, (one with apraxia) Founder and President of two nonprofits for… Read More

Quotes that May Help With Insurance Submissions For Apraxia

Below are some quotes and links that might help with the insurance submissions. If you receive a denial, hang in there — it’s common. Get the insurance company’s reasons for the denial and refute the reasons one by… Read More

Possible Oral Apraxia or Oral Motor Warning Signs

There are two types of oral motor problems. Oral Apraxia is a disorder where the child, who typically is a “late talker” is unable to coordinate and/or initiate movement of their jaw, lips and tongue (articulators) on command…. Read More

Strategies to Enhance Mealtime Behaviors

by Michelle A. Ortega, M.S., CCC-SLP 1. Make a point to set a calm, relaxing tone for the mealtime. Control the lighting, sound and movement in the eating environment. 2. Establish “sitting behaviors”: Make sure the child is… Read More

Why Early Intervention?

  All of us hear the same thing “just a late talker” Which may be the case. However early intervention therapy is harmless -and it may stimulate your child to speak even sooner. If your child begins to speak fluently after… Read More

ADHD and Speech

Since I list ADHD in my top ten reasons to celebrate the book, ‘The Late Talker‘, let’s concentrate on ADHD. Did you know in some samples those with a diagnosis of ADHD have “undiagnosed” speech and language disorders… Read More

General Press Release Sample

Please help bring our children a voice… silence is not golden If you want to raise awareness about speech disorders–and the threat to IDEA–here’s a press release you can share with your local media. Find out the name… Read More