All posts tagged: Dr. Seuss

Say that Again?! Green Eggs and Ham with a side of Apraxia

By Leslie Lindsay (image source: http://www.lacrosselibrary.org/index.asp) [This post previously ran over the summer.  Here it is again in case you missed it.]  I don’t know about you, but I love books.  I love kids.  And when one combines the love for children and literature, what often results is the abundance of words. And perhaps the proud moment of announcing, “Hey—she can read!” a year of two ahead of schedule.  But not if you have a child with apraxia.* And so we read.  As parents we read parenting books about late-talking children.  We read about speech development and ways to stimulate our child.  We read books to Kate.  Simple board books by Dr. Seuss and Sandra Boynton that had the happy cadence of alliteration and rhyme.  We pointed out illustrations in the book, “Oh, look-y here…can you see the birdie?  Can you say bird?”  We engaged in dialogic reading with our daughter, “What do think will happen next?”  And nothing.  Sure, she understood everything we said, even the hard words.  We could tell because she would be …

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. …