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Apraxia Monday but on a Talking Tuesday: Leslie Lindsay, Author of Speaking of Apraxia, Narrates Audiobook

By Leslie Lindsay You guys! May has been a huge month for me. I am so grateful, honored, and humbled to have had the opportunity to record the audio version of Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. A Timeline of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA: When my first-born wasn’t speaking like other children her age, I worried. When her pediatrician said, “I think she might need an assessment from a speech-language pathologist (SLP), I gulped. Really?! Not my kid. Just shy of her third birthday, she was diagnosed with moderate-severe Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). What is CAS? Quick definition: a neurologically-based motor speech disorder in which kids know what they want to say, but have have difficulty organizing the movements needed for speech. It is not something kids outgrow, but requires frequent, intense speech language therapy, often for many years. I wanted a book. Few were available, with the exception of some graduate-level textbooks, a chapter here and there, a mention in parenting or child development book. I wanted a book …

APRAXIA MONDAY series 1/4: does my child have apraxia of speech (CAS)? plus, leslie lindsay reads from speaking of apraxia, hints & Tips for selecting an SLP, more

By Leslie Lindsay  Author of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA reads from the first few pages of of the book, discusses how to find a speech-language pathologist (SLP).  ~APRAXA MONDAY|ALWAYS WITH A BOOK~ Spotlight: Does my child have apraxia of speech (CAS) 1/4?  Years ago, as a new mom, I was so, so eager to hear those first, tender words from my first child. When they didn’t come, I worried. But then I thought, “kids develop at different rates, it’s no big deal.” When others–my mom-friends, the neighbors, the pediatrician–raised an eyebrow, I was even more worried. After all, Kate could hear and seemed to understand everything we said. So what was the problem?  Here, I read a bit from the first few pages of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA (Woodbine House, 2020), which might help put things in perspective.    #1 Amazon bestseller in communication disorders/special education “So impressed with this awesome work! Every chapter was SO easy to get through and jam-packed with gold nuggets for parents and caregivers!” Your next step, if you’re truly concerned about …

Write On, Wednesday: New Year…Get Writing!

By Leslie Lindsay Welcome to 2014!!  Yay…I am so excited to begin a fresh new slate for writing.  Here’s what we have in store: Laura Munson will be with us next week discussing her memoir, THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS about turning 40, her failing marriage, horse farm, and being in charge of your own happiness. But there’s more: how is a memoir different than non-fiction? Her wring process, and her Haven Writing Retreats. And she’s graciously offered a give-a-way copy as well. Speaking of retreats…why not make one for yourself? We’ll show you how. Perhaps you’d like to attend a conference this year?  Feeling chicken? We’ll talk about why they are important, what you can learn, and so much more. How about those writing contests?  What are *they* about, anyway?  Notoriety, sure. Credentials…okay. But it’s also about getting your work in front of folks who *may* help you get to where you want to go this year–publicationland. Hint: it’s all about networking. We’ll talk, too about the best writing books and resources …