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Apraxia Monday: “Speaking of Apraxia” Excerpt Chapter 7

By Leslie Lindsay Here we are–back again to Monday (sigh).  Funny how that linear time thing works, huh?  I thought we’d plow right ahead where we left off before the launch of the book with another excerpt, this one is of Chapter 7:  All About Speech Therapy–Methods best suited to kids with apraxia. (From Speaking of Apraxia: A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech, March 2012 Woodbine House).  Therapy Strategies Before we get into the nitty-gritty details of therapy strategies for CAS in particular, it’s good to know that there are two main types of approaches to speech therapy in general: 1)    The Bottom-up Approach. The SLP introduces easy to hard (simple to more complex) sounds/words such as vowels (V), as in “oh;” consonant-vowel (CV), as in “me;” vowel-consonant (VC), as in “up;” and consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC), as in “mom.” 2)   The Hierarchical Approach. The SLP starts where the child is presently performing; that is, she starts with what the child can say already. Here, you will find various therapy strategies with a brief definition: Therapy …