All posts tagged: book for parents

Apraxia Monday: Growing up with Apraxia

By Leslie & Kate Lindsay Hi, my name is Kate.  I am seven years old and I’m in the 2nd grade.  I love to draw and play, especially outside.  I have a passion for building and creating things.  I am an inventor.  And I have apraxia.  That means it’s hard for me to get my thoughts out sometimes.  Big words are hard for me to say.  I need a lot of practice to talk like you do. This is my mom.  Her name is Leslie.  I just call her “mom.”  She is also an author.  She wrote SPEAKING OF APRAXIA because she wanted to be able to help me and other kids with apraxia.  And their families.  Before she wrote this book, she was a nurse.  She really likes helping people.   (CAPTION:  Me and my sister with a puppy) When someone asks me what apraxia is, I just tell them that it’s not serious.  I know you’ll probably roll your eyes like I do sometimes.  I bet you’re worried about apraxia.  That’s okay.  My mom …

Say That Again: Mother Knows Best

By Leslie Lindsay Here’s a post that ran over the summer when I was a guest blog on The Speech Ladies Blog.  Thought it was worth repeating as we struggle with myths and facts related to CAS.  Of course, next week is Thanksgiving and you are likely to be spending some time with your own mother (or mother-in-law).  These myths and facts just may help you get through dinner.    (image source: http://www.smashboxstudios.com/yello/2012/05/weekend-shenanigans-may-11-13-2012/vintage-mother-lg/) Your Mother Says:  “Einstein was a late-talker.”  You can respond:  “That may be true, but he was also a mathematical genius.” Einstein began talking at age three but he was still not fluent when he turned nine.  Research on Einstein’s brain suggested to some neuroscientists that he was a late-talker because of the unusual development of his brain, as revealed by an autopsy.  No one knows if this is the reason why Einstein took so long to develop the ability to speak, much less whether this is true of the other people of outstanding intellect who were also late in beginning to speak.  (See “The …