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  • Feeding Children with CAS

    For today's post I will continue to address reader questions regarding feeding. The following question was submitted by the parent of a child diagnosed with CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech): My son is 2.2 years old and has been diagnosed with suspected apraxia. He has rec'd speech therapy and some feeding therapy through a SLP.  We are ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 26, 2010
  • Raising Apraxia Awareness

    Today is the fourth and final post in our interview series with Sharon Gretz, MEd., founder and current executive director of CASANA, the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. Thank you to all the readers, for your thoughtful reflections, feedback and comments over the past two weeks regarding the topic of CAS. Stephanie: Can ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 5, 2010
  • When Therapy Isn't Working

    Most therapists will from time to time encounter a case where the child is really not making good progress. Therapeutically, you have tried everything and still seem to be hitting the proverbial roadblock. Your carefully constructed and executed plans just don't seem to be working. What should you do? This is the topic discussed below in the ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 1, 2010
  • Effective Apraxia Therapy

    Today's post is a continuation of my most recent interview with Sharon Gretz, MEd, the founder and current executive director of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). Please take a look back at this week's earlier post, published on Tuesday January 26th to read the beginning of our interview. The interview with ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 29, 2010
  • Checking in with Sharon Gretz, MEd

    As some of you veteran blog readers may remember, last year I interviewed Sharon Gretz, the founder and current executive director of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). The interview ran over two consecutive posts in January 2009 and was full of valuable and vital information for both parents and therapists ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 25, 2010
  • Revisiting Apraxia

    Every few days or so, I read through recent comments posted throughout the blog and attempt to address the questions that have been raised by our readers. One of the most pressing issues that is frequently raised by parents reading the blog is apraxia. When I review the questions and concerns asked by parents, I can hear the intense concern and ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 22, 2009
  • Part 2: Parents and the Five Stages of Acceptance

    Last week I wrote a post entitled Parents and the Five Stages of Acceptance. Today's post is a continuation and will provide more information about what Elizabeth Kübler-Ross taught us and how we can utilize it in early intervention. Based on my research of her teachings and what I found at Wikipedia, she shared that ''originally these stages ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 14, 2009
  • Interview: Christy Marzzacco, SLP and CED

    Over the last few months I have had the wonderful experience of collaborating with Christy Marzzacco. We have been working closely together on the case of a little boy who was born completely deaf in his right ear. Due to his hearing loss, the county assigned both a speech therapist and a hearing specialist to the case. Christy's input as the ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 29, 2009
  • Online Speech Therapy

    Teletherapy helps link therapists with clients from miles away. Although, speech therapy over the computer may not be the best option for all clients, it's a wonderful opportunity for many! In addition, The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) supports the use of telepractice and issued the following statement: ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on April 10, 2009
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Interview, Part 2

    Tuesday's post highlighted Sharon Gretz, the Founder and Executive Director of CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America). Today's post discusses the services CASANA provides, as well as possible causes and therapeutic suggestions for treating apraxia effectively in young children. Stephanie: Please tell us more about ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 30, 2009