Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Speaking of apraxiaSpeaking of Apraxia by Leslie A Lindsay is an easy-to-read comprehensive guide geared towards parents who have a child diagnosed with Apraxia. Apraxia is a motor-speech disorder characterized by difficulty in planning correct speech sounds in the brain and communicating them in the proper sequence to the speech muscles. Written by a parent whose child was diagnosed with Apraxia, this book walks parents through the typical stages of receiving a diagnosis, accessing Speech and Language resources, and transitioning to school.  The author uses current research as well as their personal experience to inform the reader without overwhelming them with jargon or professional lingo.

For an educator, this book can provide foundational knowledge about Apraxia as well as many activities and strategies useful for programming. The book dedicates a chapter to resources and activities ranging from gross motor games, to music and songs, to using visual schedules which can be used in childcare settings.

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Taylor Ann Gardener Jenkins, RECE
CISS Resource Consultant