All posts tagged: Angela Baublitz

Apraxia Monday: Give the Gift of Voice

By Leslie Lindsay Don’t you wish you could find the perfect gift for your child with apraxia?  Perhaps it would be a prepackaged year of speech therapy guarenteed to give your child a voice at the end of the year?  Or maybe something more dynamic than that…say a magic pill that he could swallow once or twice a day–and *bing* he’d be spitting out oratories next year!  I know, this is a serious matter and I don’t want you to think I am taking childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) lightly.  Quite the contrary.  I know how imortant it is, I was once in your shoes. While I can’t give you a magic pill or even a full year of speech therapy with a super speech pathologist trained in motor programming approaches, I can give you some hints and tips for toys, games, etc. you may wan to purchase this season of giving for your child.  Here goes: School Zone Preschool-Kindergarten  Super Scholar.      This computer program is designed for kids aged 3 to 6 years old. …

Apraxia Monday: How sibs can help with apraxia

By Leslie Lindsay I have two kids.  Both of them have red hair.  Both of them have blue eyes.  Both of them of girls.  But that is where the similarites come to an end.  You see, one of them is very, very precocious (read: talkative) and the other, well…not so much.  You know my comparison has nothing to do with love.  It has to do with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). My oldest daughter has CAS.  Her younger sister does not.  When we first learned of the apraxia diagnosis, I was very focused on helping my older daughter get the help she needed.  I shuffled her to and from therapy, I got her into a great language-based preschool program.  I worried about and read about apraxia.  I cried.  I laughed.  I saw glimmers of hope. Now, at six years old, my daughter with CAS is doing a world better.  But, being the oldest, she’s a little sensitive about her speech skills not being quite “up to par” as her chatty little sister.  What’s a parent to …