This weekend our Speech Accounts Coordinator, Lisa Shockley, discovered a wonderful community Walk for Children with Apraxia. Join this great cause on Sunday, September 18th at 10:00am in Torguson Park in North Bend. The walk is being held to benefit the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), an organization that helps to support all areas of speech development for children with Apraxia.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a disorder of the nervous system that affects the ability to sequence and say sounds, syllables and words. This disorder does not result from muscular weakness or paralysis, rather, the problem results from the brain’s difficulty with planning, coordinating and executing the motor movements of the body parts needed for speech (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue). The child knows what he or she wants to say, but the brain is not sending the correct instructions to move the body parts of speech the way they need to be moved. We are proud to offer programs at ESHC to help children with Apraxia, and hope you will support this great organization.