By Leslie Lindsay
It is with great pleasure, awe, and humility that I share fantastic news. SPEAKING OF APRAXIA: A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech (Woodbine House, 2012) has advanced to the finalist stage of the Reader’s Choice Awards by About.com/Terri Mauro, mother and author.
(image source: http://specialchildren.about.com/od/readerschoice/tp/Readers-Choice-Favorite-New-Special-needs-Parenting-Book.htm. Retrieved 2.21.13)
When I decided to write this book, I hadn’t the foggiest idea of what Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) even was. I was the one who wanted/needed the book, I certainly didn’t think I could write one! Published by Woodbine House, a leader in special needs parenting books, SPEAKING OF APRAXIA is currently the only book on the shelves written exclusively on apraxia for parents. Having the book reach the finalist stage of a nationally-known award is more than a dream come true.
But I could use your help. Just as the award’s name suggests, obtaining the honor of the award is based solely on readers. So, if you–your child(ren)–or your organization–have been touched by the book, childhood apraxia of speech, any speech disorder, Down’s syndrome, or any other bioneurological disorder, then please take a moment to vote. It’s really very simple. Just click on the link below and a mark your ballot for SPEAKING OF APRAXIA.
VOTE HERE!! http://specialchildren.about.com/b/2013/02/19/vote-for-favorite-new-special-needs-parenting-book-2.htm
You may be asked to sign-in via Facebook, personal email, or About.com. You can vote once per day till March 19th. The book with the most votes WINS.
And since you are curious, I will be honest: the “prize” is *just* bragging rights. That’s it. No money, no personal gain on my part…just a great book that readers like and gain valuable information from.
Your support and commitment would be much, much appreciated.
***And that is what is in my brain today, Thurday February 21st 2013***
For more information, and to see the other finalists, look here: http://specialchildren.about.com/od/readerschoice/tp/Readers-Choice-Favorite-New-Special-needs-Parenting-Book.htm