Category Archives: Apraxia

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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What’s New at Playonwords

Here is a copy of my newsletter in case you aren’t on the distribution list: Happy Summer and welcome to the heat wave! Normally we talk a lot about outdoor play this time of year, but we are inside to … Continue reading

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Encouraging Articulation Practice

If you want a child you are working with to make progress in his/her articulation goals, you have to inspire them to practice between sessions. Make some fun stationery to list their practice words or sentences on and encourage parents … Continue reading

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Questions on Apraxia Therapy

I notice that a number of people who come to my site are searching for and interested in information on apraxia and speech therapy for apraxia. Parents want to know when and how it is diagnosed and what kinds of … Continue reading

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Articulation Cues for Consonants in Speech Therapy

I just got a note from Marshalla Speech and Language, pointing me to Pam Marshalla’s new free videos on YouTube, demonstrating her cues for consonants. She has developed a helpful system of hand cues to focus a child on placement … Continue reading

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Speech Therapist as Consultant

Today I was called in to consult on a little 2 year-old girl who has been receiving services from a Birth-3 provider. I usually ask parents to have all the reports and current goals for me to get an idea … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy, Teaching Imitation

I watched a wonderful interaction between mother and child today during our speech therapy session. It is exciting for me to see my little clients improve, but just as satisfying to watch parents learn how to encourage speech and language. … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy for Apraxia

As I have said before, I think many children are labeled apraxic prematurely. Often I will say to a parent that their child is apraxic-like, meaning he or she appears to be having some motor programming difficulty with speech and … Continue reading

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Materials for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Many speech delayed children have apraxia of speech or apraxic-like characteristics: inability to consistently repeat speech models, difficulty with the motor programming for speech, In my work with preschoolers who have these characteristics, I have found several materials valuable, one … Continue reading

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What Parents Can Expect From Preschool Speech Therapy

Any speech therapy practice is constantly changing–clients are being dismissed and new ones are beginning therapy for the first time. It occurred to me that I should blog about some of the expectations that  parents have  who are new to … Continue reading

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