10 Things I Wished I had Known About Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Speech Therapy for Apraxia by Blue Whale: App Review

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If you follow along on this blog, you know that I am not an “app person.” I am pretty much the last person you will want to ask for app¬†recommendations because I just don’t use them very often. However, when I recently contacted by the developer of a new app for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (an area of interest for me) I decided to take them up on their request for a review. I was provided the App code at {Read More}

Childhood Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day 2013

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  ¬†Today is National Childhood Apraxia Awareness Day! Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that significantly impacts a child’s ability to communicate. To celebrate this day of awareness, I’m sharing with you all the post I wrote on CAS as well as some links to other helpful information. What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech? This is an excerpt from my CAS post: Childhood Apraxia of Speech, or CAS, is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS {Read More}

Speaking of Apraxia {A Book Review}

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I had been eying a new book about Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) called Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech since it was published a few months ago and was thrilled when the Author, Leslie A. Lindsay, R.N., B.S.N., provided me with a copy for a review. I hope you enjoy the review as much as I enjoyed the book! (Though the book was provided to me at no cost, the thoughts and opinions in {Read More}

Speech: Motor Speech Disorders: Dysarthria

Part five of my Speech Development and Disorders Series What is dysarthria? Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder resulting in weakness, paralysis or incoordination in the muscles needed for producing speech (jaw, lips, tongue, palate, and respiratory system). What causes dysarthria? Dysarthria is a neuromuscular impairment caused by some degree of damage central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or the peripheral nervous system (the nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord). Common injury that can result in dysarthria {Read More}

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that significantly impacts a child’s ability to communicate. Today I am going to share with you the ins-and-outs of this somewhat controversial speech disorder. What are motor speech disorders? Motor speech disorders are a group of speech disorders characterized by difficulty with the motor aspect of speech. They can involve difficulty with the coordination and planning of movements needed for speech or difficulties with the strength of the articulatory and {Read More}