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Apraxia Documentary

Friday, June 5, 2015

“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” ~ James Earl Jones, who most are not aware grew up with and still has a speech impairment Apraxia Documentary “A movie to help bring a voice to our children!” Producer searching for families that would like to help. Would you like to be a part of a historic documentary about Apraxia? Do you have a younger school aged child diagnosed with apraxia? interest in helping raise awareness about apraxia? want to be part of a historic documentary about apraxia? preferably live in NYC, or have the... 

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The Power of Sound: A Therapy Worth Listening To?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

  Auditory and language processing deficits can be multi-faceted and complex, and knowing where to turn to help a child with these challenges can be overwhelming for parents. Sound or listening therapies might be helpful for some children, and in fact, anecdotal evidence abounds of children making significant language processing gains after undergoing such programs. Some forms of sound therapy cite clinical research studies touting average developmental gains for its participants of one to three years. Sound therapies, however, are not without controversy. Some professional organizations have... 

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“Night-Night” Bedtime Tips For Special Needs (and all) Kids

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

“A year later at 8 years old, Lily developed a sleep disorder where she was waking up 5 & 6 times a night, every night for almot 8 months! Lily’s tiny little body was put on yet another medication Clonodine. The Clonodine didn’t help much as she went from waking 5 to 6 times a night to 2 to 3 times a night. It was not an easy time for anyone in our home!” ~ Dawn Falley Exhausted isn’t the best way for anyone to start their day.  Unfortunately there are sometimes children or adults who have problems getting or staying asleep.  Medicine shouldn’t be your first turn... 

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Teaching Tips For A Speech Impaired Child

Friday, February 28, 2014

“Statistically, more American children suffer long-term life-harm from the process of learning to read than from parental abuse, accidents, and all other childhood diseases and disorders combined. In purely economic terms, reading related difficulties cost our nation more than the war on terrorism, crime, and drugs combined. “We need to reconceptualize what it means to learn to read and who’s responsible for its success if we’re going to deal with the problem.” – Dr. Grover Whitehurst, Director Institute of Education Sciences, Assistant Secretary of Education,... 

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Video Games May Help With Academics, Motor Skills, Behavior And Much More

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

“I use to be anti games until I saw how they really helped my son” ~ Tanya StilwellLike Tanya, many parents may be reluctant to purchase video or computer games for their child due to concerns of violence or addiction.  If you have a child with a communication impairment however, video games provide a way for children to play with others without having to talk.  If your child has a multifaceted impairment such as apraxia or autism there is strong evidence that video games won’t just help provide a way for your child to socialize with others, but may improve motor, behavioral,... 

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Diet May Help ADHD More Than Drugs

Friday, March 15, 2013

“One estimate is that 10% of children are being diagnosed with ADHD. I’m not saying there is no such thing, I just don’t believe it’s an epidemic. If you sit children down hour after hour doing low grade clerical work, don’t be surprised if they start to fidget. Children are not for the most part suffering from psychological conditions, they are suffering from childhood.” ~Sir Ken Robinson According to a study published in The Lancet journal diet may help ADHD more than drugs. Listen to an NPR Podcast here. But that is just one of a huge number of studies supporting diet therapy for... 

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Oral Motor Dysfunction; Exercises and Therapy for Autism and Apraxia

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Oral Motor Dysfunction and Therapy By Lisa Geng Co Author The Late Talker I can tell you with most apraxic children it’s not that they physically ‘can’t’ blow bubbles or blow out candles etc. -it’s that they can’t do it when they want to/on command -a motor planning problem. Of course each child is different and in some cases children also have a weakness problem on top of the motor planning problem. This is why it takes a comprehensive evaluation by both medical and speech professionals. In addition, if a child is not responding to the therapies -it’s... 

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A Voice For A Teen Who Grew Up With Apraxia

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” – A surprising quote from James Earl Jones, one of the iconic voices of our time. James Earl Jones stuttered as a child and took acting lessons to help, but as he says, he will always be a stutterer. Kari is a teenager who grew up with apraxia Kari is a teenager who grew up with apraxia.    She has been in speech therapy for just about her entire life and is still in speech therapy today.  She started complimenting her therapy with nutritional strategies at 17 years old. Kari at... 

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Sign Language, PECS As Communication And A Way To Reduce Frustration For Speech Impaired

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

“You know what you want to say, but you can’t say it. You look socially inept. You aren’t stupid, but people might think you are.” ~ MABEL RICE, Ph.D., distinguished professor of speech-language-hearing, University of Kansas “I love you” There are many medical and speech professionals, as well as parents who believe sign language, even “baby sign” is beneficial for any infant learning to talk, as well as any late talker, or apraxic child.  Speech, Sign Language All the Same to Brain Communication modes light up same centers By Adam MarcusHealthScout Reporter   MONDAY,... 

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Research: Reason to delay kindergarten

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

‘Children have a right to be children’ Cambridge University-led review which recommends not starting kindergarten until 6 years old Research Reasons to Delay Kindergarten April 2003 | Volume 60 | Number 7 The First Years of School Pages 89-90 When Children Aren’t Ready for Kindergarten John H. Holloway How can schools promote the achievement of children who are old enough to enroll in kindergarten but who are not developmentally ready to succeed? Two approaches that parents and schools commonly use are delaying the child’s entry into kindergarten and retaining the child... 

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Apraxia Documentary

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“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” ~ James Earl Jones, who most are not aware grew up with and still has a speech impairment Apraxia Documentary “A movie to help bring a voice to our children!” Producer searching for families that would like to help. Would you […]

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Food Changes Gut Bacteria As Quick As A Day

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“Now there is hard evidence linking conditions such as autism and depression to the gut’s microbial residents, known as the microbiome. And neuroscientists are taking notice — not just of the clinical implications but also of what the link could mean for experimental design.” WE’RE 90% MICROBIAL AND ONLY 10% HUMAN Some people wonder how feeding a […]

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Eating Clean To Protect The Brain

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“So you recommend that pregnant women eat organic produce?” I asked Grandjean, a Danish-born researcher who travels around the world studying delayed effects of chemical exposure on children. “That’s what I advise people who ask me, yes. It’s the best way of preventing exposure to pesticides.” Grandjean estimates that there are about 45 organophosphate pesticides […]

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