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Apraxia Monday: Taking Apraxia to School

By Leslie Lindsay At home, he may be a regular ol’ chatterbox, even though he has apraxia.  On the playground, she may squeal and giggle and talk with her friends, even though she has apraxia. That’s because it’s summer.  And your children are at home with you in a familiar environment, where they know the routines, the expectations, and the words/phrases needed to get their messages across.  But this week–or maybe it’s already happened: your child with apraxia will go (back) to school. What’s a parent to do?!?  Relax.  I’ve got you covered.  Not only are you dealing with the “regular” back-to-school angst every parent deals with, you have at least one other concern: childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).  And it’s not easy. Start early, but not too early talking to your child about what it means to go back to school. Get yourself and your kiddo over to the school.  Drive by on your way to Target and point it out, “Oh look, there’s your school!”  You may even consider packing a picnic and having lunch …