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  • 00:40

    Encouraging Communication: Apraxia Chat

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    Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys using sign language with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.
    In this episode, we'll chat with speech-language pathologist, Brooke Rea from blueballoon health services, about childhood apraxia of speech.
    Learn more about how WeeHands and signing with your baby at www.weehands.com or share with us on Facebook!

  • 00:30

    Apraxia: General Information and Book Review

    in Education

    Join Jennifer M. Hatfield MHS,ccc/slp when she discusses Apraxia of speech and a review of the book Speaking of Apraxia: A Parent's Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Visit our website for more information and a blog post featuring activities used to treat Apraxia of Speech. www.therapyandlearningservices.com 

  • 00:16

    The Speech Stories Technique for Verbal Apraxia

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    Is your child frustrated because no one understands him (or her)?
    If your child has been diagnosed with Verbal Apraxia then you will love the Speech Stories technique developed by Speech Language Pathologist, Noelle Michaels.
    Noelle uses words and sounds that a child can produce to build his confidence and belief that he is a capable communicator!  The child begins to act more maturely and temper tantrums lessen or disappear!
    You can learn to make up short repetitive stories of about 3 pages that your child can learn to read aloud with you, and eventually read by themselves.  Even 2 year olds will love Speech Stories! 

  • 01:02

    #260 Should I Focus on Artic or Not with my 3 year old with Autism? A Mom Calls

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    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a mom about prioritizing her 3 year old son's treatment plan. Here's part of her original question... Hi Laura. I have a 3 year old diagnosed with autism and is suspected to have apraxia. He doesn’t have much of a problem in the receptive language department, as he understands the majority of what is being asked of him. When he communicates, he usually uses some gestures or words/approximations. He has a little over 50 different words/approximations...but he has yet to say the majority of them accurately. He will verbally communicate what he wants on his own by pointing and naming objects, saying “opo” when he wants something open or “uhpah” for up if he wants to be held or get something out of reach. He does like to label objects, but knows their functions. For example, if he sees a crayon, he will point and say “cay” and if I ask what we do with crayon, he will say “dah” for draw. He will often say the first two letter sounds of words that are usually CV and VC. (ba – ball; pehpeh – pretzel; opo – open; ow – out). He also often deletes the final consonant....I replied to her questions down the thread in this post: Have A Question? I'm Here to Help! But today I'm giving her an "on air" consult, especially with models of how to do backward chaining with a toddler. Don't miss it! 


     


     

  • 00:16

    Picto-Cues Technique for Verbal Apraxia

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    Is your child's speech unclear?
    Are other children his or her age speaking much more and better than he or she is?
    Is your child using gestures or pulling you rather than speaking?
    The Picto-Cues technique, using Drawings, Letter Names and Number Names gets kids producing speech sounds more clearly. But, best of all, kids love it!
    Practice is the only way to improve speech, so finding fun ways to get children saying words over and over again is key!
    Whether you are a parent, family member, babysitter, teacher or therapist, if you are interacting with a child who needs to practice clarity in speech and increase language, this show is for you!

  • 00:16

    The Dough Show Technique for Verbal Apraxia

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    Is your child's speech unclear?
    Are other children his or her age speaking much more and better than he or she is?
    Is your child using gestures or pulling you rather than speaking?
    The Dough Show technique, using Play-Doh, gets kids producing speech sounds more clearly. But, best of all, kids love it!
    Practice is the only way to improve speech, so finding fun ways to get children saying words over and over again is key!
    Whether you are a parent, family member, babysitter, teacher or therapist, if you are interacting with a child who needs to practice clarity in speech and increasing language, this show is for you!
     

  • 01:02

    #196 Apraxia from a mom's point of view

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    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses apraxia with Leslie Lindsay, RN and author of Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents' Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Leslie will be sharing her own story of realizing her daughter had a speech delay and tips for parents of young children who are late talkers.   

  • 01:03

    #233 Treatment Ideas for Toddler with Down Syndrome & Toddlers with 'Pop Outs'

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    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers an SLP's questions about treatment with 2 of her little clients. We'll be looking at the diagnostic differences between apraxia and dysarthria and the treatment differences she should consider for this little one with Down syndrome who is signing but has a very limited spoken vocabulary. The second client is a 3 yo little boy with severe expressive/receptive delays who is using some phrases at times. The SLP is considering a diagnosis of selective mutism, but we'll explore other possibilities. It's going to be a great show with lots of practical tips for differential diagnosis in addition to treatment ideas!

  • 00:38

    #246 Can't vs. Won't

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    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers this question from an SLP:


    "I read all your materials and I am very familiar with your approach to therapy . I have a question with 1 child. He is 2 years old and understands everything but is not speaking. He is not apraxia and nothing major is going on. I've tried all your techniques especially verbal routines. Does it come to a point when it's personality based child doesn't feel need to talk or is babied by parents and doesn't want to talk?"


    Do you already know what I'm going to say? If you're a long time listener, probably so!


    Here's the article I referenced in the show: 


    Can't vs. Won't


     

  • 00:32

    The biological signs and treatment of Dyslexia

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    Dr. Carole Samango-Sprouse has been working with young disabled children since 1982 she specializes in the neurodevelopmental assessment of children with complex medical conditions. Dr. Samango-Sprouse is trained in neuromotor and neurocognitive development, neurobehavioral skills and oral motor assessment for children with an emphasis on young children with genetic disorders. She is trained in neurodevelopmental treatment and certified in the assessment of pre-term infant behavior and the Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale. She is the author of more than 60 articles on the neurocognitive capabilities of atypical children, Dr. Samango-Sprouse studies the relationship between the brain and behavior, and its impact on school performance in children with neurogenetic disorders. As the director of the Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic Center for Young Children, Dr. Samango-Sprouse evaluates patients from all over the world in order to develop comprehensive and intensive intervention programs that are syndrome-specific. These programs recognize the complex interaction and intimate connection between brain, cognition, behavior, learning, and medical diagnosis. Dr. Samango-Sprouse trains and educates parents and professionals around the country and internationally to understand the complex interaction between neurodevelopmental disorders, learning and educational success. Dr. Samango-Sprouse serves one of the largest patient populations in the world of children who were prenatally diagnosed with an X & Y Chromosomal Variation. In addition, Dr. Samago-Sprouse is the founder, executive director and chief science officer of The Focus Foundation. 

  • 00:31

    Songs to Grow On - Music Therapy for Apraxia

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    Lisa is a board certified music therapist who received her Bachelor of Music from Michigan State University. She currently provides music therapy services to students in the Berkley School district.  Lisa was named the 2008 Very Special Arts of Michigan Educator of the Year for her work with "The Starfish Project," which utilizes the arts to promote social skill development for children with special needs and their peers in general education. She has presented at national conferences of the American Music Therapy Association and promotes music therapy education by supervising Eastern Michigan University music therapy students in their field work. Lisa is an active board member for the Kidz Klez Band of Michigan, a musical ensemble of teens that perform throughout metropolitan Detroit. She lives in Farmington Hills with her husband and two sons and enjoys singing and playing a variety of instruments including piano and guitar.