By Leslie Lindsay
Awhile back, when I was organizing and facilitating my Small Talk: All About Apraxia group this past fall, I had this little logo:
Small Talk (click here to see logo)
I picked it because it was cute and fun and I thought it represented apraxia well. Why? Well, I am sure some of the participants were wondering the same thing…here’s a little explanation:
- First, CAS (apraxia) affects both boys and girls. Not equally though. Seems boys are the lucky ones, outnumbering girls by about 2:1 in terms of prevelance.
- CAS also affects all cultures. It is hard to say whether CAS affects kiddos in Brazil, for example but I am sure it does. You will find websites devoted to it in the U.K., in Canada, and “down under.” It’s definitely a world-wide phenomonen.
- Sometimes–as a parent dealing with CAS–you feel you have the “world on your shoulders,” as this clipart depicts.
- And what about the children it affects? I am sure they often feel the same way…
- Of course, the heart in the middle represents the love we have for our children with apraxia.
What do you think? What kind of logo would you create to spread the awareness of Childhood Apraxia of Speech?
Coming Up in “Apraxia World”:
- Holiday hints, tips, and ideas for your child with apraxia, including should you take a [speech] therapy hiatus, or not?
- Games, toys and more you may consider stuffing your child’s stocking with; items that may boost their word power.
- My book, Speaking of Apraxia: A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech has been doubly-and triply revised by the editors-that-wow at Woodbine House. It will be moving into the production phase by January. The book should be published in March 2012. The launch party is scheduled for April 7th!!