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ADHD and Speech Excerpts

Comorbidity in ADHD and Associated Outcomes by Dennis P. Cantwell, M.D. “…Communication disorders describe developmental speech and/or language disorders. These children have elevated rates of ADHD. It is also clear that children referred for psychiatric problems and given… Read More

Why underlying speech and language disorders in conditions from ADHD and autism to dyslexia and DSI need to be addressed

Even though speech and language disorders are the number one disability in children, and on the rise for some reason, genetic or environmental or both, and even though the importance of early detection and treatment to children exhibiting… Read More

The “Lellow” Breakthrough

From The LCP Solution book Dyspraxia/Apraxia Three-year-old Tanner, standing in the bathroom of his family’s New Jersey home picked up a pink comb, pointed to a yellow stripe that ran through it, and said, “Lellow.” It was the… Read More

Delay Vs. Disorder

1. How can you tell the difference between a child with verbal apraxia (not oral apraxia) and one that is a late talker? Experts state that oral apraxia can be diagnosed as young as 18 months, while most… Read More

A Letter To Parents Who Have A Child That Is A Late Talker First Written 7/4/00

Acknowledgment from The Late Talker book: “”…Thanks to my two boys, Dakota and Tanner. Your communication delays were a motivating wake-up call to do something to help both of you and others. Your success from early intervention is an inspiration,… Read More

Suggestions for a Pre-School Teacher who has a Child with Apraxia in Class

1. Send home a picture of the activity centers, and all the children and teachers, so the child can be more specific about what he or she did during the day. 2. Recognize the child’s strengths, not just… Read More

When Silence Isn’t Golden

Not all children with delayed speech are “little Einsteins” or garden variety “late bloomers.” Some have a speech-language disorder that will persist unless warning signs are recognized and intervention comes early. Includes a Guide for Parents.
Publish date: Nov 1, 2004
By: Marilyn C. Agin, MD

Soft Signs of Apraxia

Parent-friendly signs of oral apraxia Parent-friendly signs of verbal apraxia Parent-friendly soft signs Parent-friendly signs of limb apraxia Parent-friendlyy signs of “soft signs”… from a parent Written By Lisa Geng as posted to the Cherab Foundation grouplist Other… Read More

A Very Tough Year

The question that everyone seems to ask me is how did I know there was a problem at such a young age? My son, Evan, is now 2.8 years old, and is our second child. As an infant,… Read More

An Advocate For A Little-Known Disorder

By Michelle Howe Star-Ledger Staff At Tanner Geng’s second birthday party, his parents, Lisa and Glenn, noticed there was something wrong with their son. “He wasn’t able to blow out the candles on his birthday cake and he… Read More