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

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

by Leslie A. Lindsay


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606130612
Publisher: Woodbine House
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Pages: 450
Sales rank: 362,188
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Leslie Lindsay was formerly a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric nurse at the Mayo Clinic. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a B.S.N. from the Sinclair School of Nursing with a minor in psychology. She and her family, including a daughter with CAS, live in suburban Chicago. She writes about a range of parenting issues on her blog, Leslie 4 Kids.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

How This Book Is Organized xiii

Section 1 Tell Me More-The Straight Scoop on Speech Basics

Chapter 1 Does My Child Have Childhood Apraxia of Speech? 3

Chapter 2 An Introduction to Speech, Language, and Listening 19

Chapter 3 When You Suspect Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Where to Go and What to Ask 33

Chapter 4 At the Speech Clinic: Your First Appointment with a Speech-Language Pathologist 53

Section 2 Now What?!

Chapter 5 Getting the Apraxia Diagnosis: Initial Reactions 71

Chapter 6 So What Caused All of This?! Theories and Medical Diagnoses Related to CAS 89

Chapter 7 All About Speech Therapy: An Introduction to Theories & Methods Best Suited for Kids with Apraxia 105

Section 3 Helping Your Child

Chapter 8 Fish Oil, Diet, Horses, Music, and More: Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) Approaches to Childhood Apraxia of Speech 137

Chapter 9 What You Can Do at Home: Tapping into Your Inner Speech-Language Pathologist 159

Chapter 10 An Eye for Design: Creating a Language-Rich Environment at Home & Encouraging Sound Sleep 199

Section 4 Off to School

Chapter 11 Off to School: Preparing Your Child (and Yourself!) 221

Chapter 12 Phonological Awareness: Learning to Read and Reading to Learn 267

Section 5 Coping & Hoping

Chapter 13 CAS Affects Us All: Coping as a Family 297

Chapter 14 I Am More Than CAS: Tending to Your Child's Feelings 319

Chapter 15 Resolving Apraxia: Where Do We Go from Here? 345

Chapter 16 Shaking Your Groove Thing: Networking, Advocating, and Resources 367

References 381

Appendix A A Guide to the Most-Asked-About Conditions in Relation to CAS 391

Appendix B Health Insurance 405

Appendix C Summer Speech Camps and Enrichment Programs 411

Appendix D Speech & Language Milestones 417

Appendix E Research on Reading Difficulties and Speach & Language Disorders 423

Appendix F Glossary 427

Advisory Board 433

Index 437

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