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Apraxia Monday: Prepping for a Successful School Year

By Leslie Lindsay It may be that the days of sunshine and freedom are coming to end.  Our little people head to school again–soon.  If your child also has childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), that can mean more worries and concerns for you. Here’s a few tips to get you started preparing kids for back-to-school (adjust according to age, developmental level): If your kiddo will be headed off to school for the first time without you (language-based, special-ed preschool), begin by chatting about the change in positive terms, “Hey, guess what?!  You’ll be going to preschool soon.”  You can show a calendar page with the date and the days leading up to school. We drove by the preschool several times on our way around town.  Once, we even packed a picnic and had lunch at the playground. When you learn the name of your child’s teacher, practice saying it.  You may want to even have your private-based SLP work with your child on the teacher’s name, along with other school-based words or phrases (“Wait!”  “I …