Speaking of Apraxia: A Parent's Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech Book

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A guide to understanding, treating, and living with childhood apraxia (CSA). Presents practical advice for parents of toddlers to teens with this neurologically-based motor speech disorder. Also useful for health and social care professionals. More information below.

A guide to understanding, treating, and living with childhood apraxia (CSA). Offers hope and practical advice for parents of toddlers to teens with this neurologically-based motor speech disorder.

Apraxia impacts on planning and producing the complex set of movements necessary for intelligible speech, CSA can be a child's only diagnosis or can be accompanied by other special needs such as learning disabilities, Down syndrome, or autism. Parents and professionals will appreciate the author's clear explanations of everything from diagnosing CSA, working with speech language pathologists (SLPs), to understanding how to distinguish it from other speech disorders, and getting appropriate early intervention and special education support.

Topics covered include:

  • An Overview of Speech & Language; Where to Get Help and What to Ask; Your First Appointment with an SLP
  • Getting, Coping with and Understanding the Diagnosis; Health & Genetics; All about Speech Therapy.
  • Helping Your Child--Complementary and Alternative Medical and Treatment Approaches (Diet, Music, Movement Therapy etc.)
  • School--Getting Ready; Special Education Ins & Outs; Phonological Awareness; Reading Issues
  • Coping & Hoping--Dealing with Emotions and Family Life
A comprehensive resource for parents/carers, SLTs, occupational therapists, or other health or social care professionals.
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