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Gathering inspiration, experiences and information about childhood apraxia of speech, developmental delays, IEPs, speech therapy and more as we try to help Rafa find his voice.

Film Review: Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Autism

Louis Theroux: Extreme Love - Autism Director: Jamie Pickup Starring: Louis Theroux Description: Louis Theroux visits an innovative school for children with autism and speaks with the...

Questions for a new Speech Therapist

Tonight we have private speech therapist coming to our house to give Rafa an assessment. I guess this is kind of like the "intake"....

Apraxia or Potocki-Lupski Syndrome?

It seems that Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is often diagnosed in tandem with other disorders as there are plenty of stories where the...

“How It Feels To Have A 3-Year-Old With A Speech Delay”

This is a great, short read written by a "librarian-turned-home manager" about an experience she and her developmentally delayed daughter had at the grocery...

Book Review: Speaking of Apraxia

Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents' Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech Author: Leslie Lindsay Description: At last, a parents' guide to understanding, treating, and living with...

Six Principles of IDEA / Special Ed Training

As we prepare for our meeting with the school district to discuss the inevitable IEP, we're going to check this out and hopefully come...

Email to Child’s School

Last week we had a meeting with Rafa's school to make sure we were all on the same page. We had some worries about...

“Living With Apraxia of Speech”

This is a great video created by YouTube user beautywithIsela as she talks about growing up with verbal apraxia. She admits to being bullied...

VIDEO: “Finding Rafa’s Voice”

IntroductionOur first son was born in December of 2014, a month before his due date. He spent 19 days in the intensive care unit...

Mayo Clinic: Info for Parents

This video is about an hour long and can get a bit dry and clinical at some points but it's filled with great information...