All posts tagged: parent’s book about CAS

APRAXIA MONDAY 2/4: Karli PRESS, CF-SLP joins us for a primer on Childhood apraxia of speech, sequencing, her fabulous infographics, why teletherapy is so great, toys for enhancing communication, more

By Leslie Lindsay  ~APRAXA MONDAY|ALWAYS WITH A BOOK~ Spotlight: Sunflower Speech Therapy 2/4 Welcome, Karli Press, CF-SLP to the Apraxia Monday series! I am delighted to chat with Karli because she is so cool and positive and digs kids speech. Here, she put together this super-informative infographic about childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), which I shared recently, and it’s been making big waves among the folks who follow my SPEAKING OF APRAXIA Facebook page. I am so grateful for this because it really breaks things down. CAS is a complex disorder—unless you’re a practicing speech-language pathologist with additional skills and training, it’s a relatively rare speech disorder (typically) only briefly touched on in graduate programs. Still, there are researchers who are studying it and others, too who continue to learn about this sometimes baffling and rare motor-speech disorder. That’s why I love this graphic so much. It really breaks it down. Karli lives and works as a teletherapist in south Florida and the name of her speech clinic, SUNFLOWER SPEECH—I just love. Her tagline: “Never …

Apraxia Monday: A logo for Apraxia…really?!

By Leslie Lindsay Awhile back, when I was organizing and facilitating my Small Talk: All About Apraxia group this past fall, I had this little logo: Small Talk (click here to see logo) I picked it because it was cute and fun and I thought it represented apraxia well.  Why?  Well, I am sure some of the participants were wondering the same thing…here’s a little explanation: First, CAS (apraxia) affects both boys and girls.  Not equally though.  Seems boys are the lucky ones, outnumbering girls by about 2:1 in terms of prevelance. CAS also affects all cultures.  It is hard to say whether CAS affects kiddos in Brazil, for example but I am sure it does.  You will find websites devoted to it in the U.K., in Canada, and “down under.”  It’s definitely a world-wide phenomonen. Sometimes–as a parent dealing with CAS–you feel you have the “world on your shoulders,” as this clipart depicts. And what about the children it affects?  I am sure they often feel the same way… Of course, the heart in the middle represents the love we have for our …