Apraxia Resources

(Under Construction - If you have suggestions for this list please leave them in the comments. If you find a broken link please tell me about it in the comments as well.)

Contents

Major Childhood Apraxia Websites
Websites devoted to Childhood of Apraxia of Speech.
Basic Overview of Childhood Apraxia Information Pages
Single pages with an overview of Childhood Apraxia of Speech on sites with broader ranges of topics.
Childhood Apraxia Message Boards
Message boards devoted to discussion of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
My Favorite CASANA articles
The CASANA website has hundreds of articles. That’s a lot of articles to read. These are my favorites. I’ll tell you briefly what they are about. I also indicate which ones are geared more towards parents and which are geared more toward SLPs. (This section is very much a work in progress. I’m adding more as I have time and so far they are in no particular order.)



Major Childhood Apraxia Websites

Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA)
This is the website of CASANA. This is a huge website with a lot of information. There’s a section for parents, a section for professionals, and a library of informational articles. The website also has a message board and an email list you can sign up for.



Basic Overview of Childhood Apraxia Information Pages

Childhood Apraxia of Speech - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional organization for speech-language pathologists. This is the organization that provides national certification and guidelines for appropriate practice for your child’s SLP. They have a decent introductory information page on CAS with sections covering, “What is it?”, “What are some signs and symptoms?”, “How is it diagnosed?”, and “How is it treated?” Way at the bottom of the page they have links to two other pages on their website about CAS. Those pages are much shorter.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Cincinnati Children's
This page on Cincinnati Children's website briefly describes CAS, talks aobut causes, signs, and treatment.

Apraxia of Speech - National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
This information page covers both acquired apraxia of speech (adults) and CAS.



Childhood Apraxia Message Boards

Message Board at Babycenter.com on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
This message board seems to be pretty active with parents of children who have been diagnosed with CAS.

Message Boards at Apraxia-Kids
These message boards are moderated so expect a delay before your message is posted, and another delay before any response comes through. They do have multiple boards on specific topics of interest such as parents with a new diagnosis, therapy tips, insurance issues, and many more.


My Favorite CASANA articles
SLP – Indicates that the article is targeted for a Speech-Language Pathologist to read.
P – Indicates that the article is targeted for a parent to read.
The targeted audience is just my opinion based upon how technical the article is and who I believe might be more interested in the topic. Obviously anyone can read any article that interests them and benefit from it.

Characteristics of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (SLP)
This article provides a pretty comprehensive list of speech characteristics that are consistent with a diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. As I discussed here, the issue of an official diagnosis is complicated, but that doesn’t mean this list isn’t interesting and useful.

Developmental Apraxia of Speech: Information for Parents (P and SLP)
This article covers the definition of apraxia, the characteristics of apraxia, and how it is diagnosed. I like the content of this article, particularly the section on diagnosis. Note: Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is the preferred term at this time instead of Developmental Apraxia of Speech (DAS) per ASHA.

Does Training Non-speech Oral Movements Facilitate Speech-sound Production in Children with Motor Speech Disorders? (SLP)
This article discusses the controversial topic of whether non-speech oral motor exercises are useful. I think the author does a nice job of pointing out that although the research does not support it overall, it may be useful in specific situations.

5 comments:

  1. I have just found your blog. You are such an inspiration! I am always looking for good speech activities to do with my apraxic 3 y.o. Thank you Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome Wendy. Good luck with your child! Enjoy the cards/activities.

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  2. I have 5 kids in speech therapy. 4 with severe Apraxia. Thank you for your page. It has been a blessing. My children do the Kaufman program and it has been wonderful.Our 1st therapist had no idea how to treat apraxia.Thank you for all the extra's. Here is a link to the Kaufman Program http://www.kidspeech.com/index.php

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  3. Hi -- What an excellent resource you are for other families! You have really great information. Just so you know, we've posted your information on our Pinterest site at The Apraxia Connection and happy to add it to our blog site information at The Windy City/Chicagoland Apraxia Network. If you would like more information about either of our resources, you can find us here:

    The Apraxia Connection
    Website: http://theapraxiaconnection.org
    Facebook: The Apraxia Connection
    Pinterest: apraxiacnxn
    Twitter: apraxiacnxn

    The Windy City/Chicagoland Apraxia Network
    Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/windycityapraxia/
    Facebook Page: The Windy City/Chicagoland Apraxia Network
    Facebook Group: Windy City/Chicagoland Apraxia Network

    You are awesome to take your time to provide your insight to help so many others. We would love to keep in touch with you and all you are doing.

    Take care, Holly

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