dyspraxia, childhood apraxia

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Rinda GraybillChild Development, Special Needs Diagnoses

Childhood apraxia of speech, or CAS, has many different names.  You may hear verbal apraxia, developmental apraxia of speech, or dyspraxia, among many others.  For purposes of this article, it will be referred to as “Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).” CAS is a motor speech disorder.  A child who has CAS will have difficulty planning motor movements for speech production.  …

Autism Spectrum Therapies: the PLAY Project

Stephanie SaikalyChild Development, Parenting a Child with Special Needs, Resources, Special Needs Diagnoses, Therapy Options

As therapists working with our families in their natural environments, we have the ability to choose from many different approaches to autism spectrum therapy as well as identify appropriate structures for interventions that can be implemented. One such approach is called “The PLAY Project” (Play and Language for the Autistic Youngster).