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Kids Talk Back!

Every child in Halley's pre-k class received a recognigtion for something special they did all year long.  Here is Halley's award, wanted to share with all:
Presented to Halley in recognition of being our most "effective speaker" in our class. Her ability to communicate with everyone speaks for itself. Thank you for sharing your wonderful "talking hands" with everyone in our class!

Apraxia Angels: More children with apraxia and speech delays! Read all about them!

For anyone interested:

I will be adding additional children to this site, and giving them their own page. This is for children who are on Pro-Efa or similar supplements. Anyone interested in having their child linked to this site, please email me. All information contained will be at your discretion. You can have full control of what goes on the page.

Parents of Children with Apraxia and Late Talkers


When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are
going to take over my yard. My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing
white fluff you can wish on.

When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I see a smelly, dirty
person who probably wants money and I look away. My kids see someone
smiling at them and they smile back.

When I hear music I love, I know I can't carry a tune and don't have
much rhythm so I sit self-consciously and listen. My kids feel the beat
and move to it. They sing out the words. If they don't know them, they
make up their own.

When I feel wind on my face, I brace myself against it. I feel it
messing up my hair and pulling me back when I walk. My kids close their
eyes, spread their arms and fly with it, until they fall to the ground

When I pray, I say thee and thou and grant me this, give me that. My
kids say, "Hi God! Thanks for my toys and my friends. Please keep the
bad dreams away tonight. Sorry, I don't want to go to Heaven yet. I
would miss my Mommy and Daddy."

When I see a mud puddle I step around it. I see muddy shoes and dirty
carpets. My kids sit in it. They see dams to build, rivers to cross and
worms to play with.

I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn from?

No wonder God loves the little children!!
"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and
realize they were the big things."

My wish to you....Mud Puddles and Dandelions and may God bless this day
for you.

Author Unknown


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I am Liz, a mother of a 4-1/2 year old with verbal apraxia who still speaks at the level of a 2.3 year old. She has been in speech therapy since she was 2, and I must say it has not been an easy road. There have been good days and bad days. However, I have been researching verbal apraxia on the internet for the past two years and the information I have learned is wonderful. I would love to share it with you. Please feel free to use the message boards as well to share your story or learn from other families who are also dealing with apraxia. Knowledge is power.

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