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Apraxia Monday: “What Can I Do to Help My Child with CAS?”

By Leslie Lindsay (image retrieved from http://www.speechworks4kids.com) I often hear parents and caregivers ask, “What can I do to help my child with CAS?”  First, you are doing a really great thing just simply by asking–you know that not all of the speech work your child needs is going to come from the SLP.  Parents and caregivers (grandparents, babysitters, others)  really do have a large role (no pressure!) to fill when it comes to getting your child with CAS (or really any speech delay/disorder) learn to communicate verbally better.  Here are some key reminders for a successful approach to working with your child: Have your child repeat, repeat, repeat.  “Can you say that again?!  One more time!”  Make it a game, make it fun!  Kids with CAS really need to practice the motor planning.  It actually helps to build those neural pathways for speech by repeating words or phrases. Provide lots of opprtunities throughout the day to have your child vocalize or talk–about anything.  You can ask questions about your environment, what to eat, what to …