Category Archives: Apraxia

Speech Box™ For Speech Therapy App Review

I have been enjoying using the “Speech Box™” app by The Jonah Bonah Learning Company in my therapy sessions lately. As I explained to a speech pathology student shadowing me today, when you are in private practice, the percentage of … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy For Apraxia, NACD Home Speech Therapist App Review

Apraxia therapy can be challenging as it requires frequent and intensive treatment, involving repetition of sounds and syllables in a systematic approach. As therapists, we need to be creative to make the process of practice fun. With toddlers and preschoolers, … Continue reading

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“Speaking of Apraxia” by Leslie A. Lindsay, R.N., B.S.N., A Review

I often get requests to review speech and language materials from apps to toys and books but when “Speaking of Apraxia” arrived I was very impressed. Leslie Lindsay, a former Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse at Mayo Clinic has done … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Ideas for Preschoolers

One of the joys of having a blog is that I hear from people literally all around the world. Some are parents seeking advice for their children who have speech and language delays, some are students in grad school asking … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Homework

Yesterday I blogged about taking speech therapy outside at this time of year and expanding a child’s vocabulary and experience using language. I always give parents homework, since that will ultimately increase progress since they are with their child a … Continue reading

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Spring Apraxia Speech Therapy Outside

Now that the weather has warmed up–we hope–I have started to take my speech therapy outside. Some of my favorite successes in doing therapy have been outside. Little 2 1/2 year-old Ian was apraxic and we had spent many sessions … Continue reading

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Articulation Therapy with Speech Buddies

Articulation therapy can be easy and hard–easy if a child quickly learns the correct production of the error sound and the rest is embedding drill into fun activities! But what about that persistent case where the child just can’t find … Continue reading

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Child Apraxia Speech Therapy Progress

Today was a good day. I feel like we turned a corner with little 2 year-old Travis who is diagnosed with child apraxia of speech. I was the first speech therapist to get involved with the family and have guided … Continue reading

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New Games and Toys for Speech Therapy

Some games and toys are directly related to building language or helping with speech articulation. I blogged about 2 such games last time. Another valuable tool for speech therapy is a toy where you build on it, adding pieces as … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Apraxia of Speech

It seems to me that we tend to be too quick to “diagnose” a late talker as apraxic. Once again, I was working with a 20 month old who is behind in talking. He was working with another speech therapist … Continue reading

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