Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools

Ask an Apraxia Specialist: Children with DS and CAS

As promised! I am so grateful to my friend and former colleague Shelley Myers, MS, CCC-SLP for allowing me to pick her brain regarding childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) in children with Down syndrome (DS). Shelley is a speech-language pathologist for Banner Children’s at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Her professional interests include Speech… Continue reading Ask an Apraxia Specialist: Children with DS and CAS

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Ages and Stages, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

Apraxia & Down syndrome, Part II

Following my post on CAS and children with DS I read many comments and received some insightful questions. I’m going to paraphrase some to help clarify some of the information provided. Are you saying that children with DS don’t have CAS? No! Children with DS most certainly can have CAS. However, from my experience with… Continue reading Apraxia & Down syndrome, Part II

Ages and Stages, Speech & Language

Apraxia and Children with Down Syndrome

I’ve read many blog posts and threads on list-servs over the last year and apraxia is a hot topic. As I start our on this series to explain what apraxia is (and isn’t) my hope is two-fold:  My readers will understand apraxia and how it presents in children with Down syndrome Any negative emotions related… Continue reading Apraxia and Children with Down Syndrome