Interview with Leslie A. Lindsey, Author of Speaking of Apraxia

Speaking of Apraxia, A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Do you have a child with apraxia of speech? As a speech language pathologist for twenty years, I have worked with many children diagnosed with apraxia of speech. Working in the field of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication), I have worked with the most severe cases of apraxia where speech is not available for functional communication on a consistent basis.

I am thrilled to have Leslie Lindsay on my podcast to talk about the second edition of her book, Speaking of Apraxia, A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech (published by Woodbine House).

Now available in an updated, second edition, Speaking of Apraxia (Woodbine House, November 2020), is an award-winning resource on Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Eight years ago, when Leslie Lindsay, former Child & Adolescent Psychiatric R.N., and mother to a daughter with CAS—now resolved—couldn’t find any parent-friendly books to help her child and family with CAS, she wrote one. This updated, well-researched, and comprehensive work provides readers the benefit of her experience and perspective.

SPEAKING OF APRAXIA provides in-depth guidance and support for families of children with CAS and the professionals who provide services. It covers:

  • introduction to speech, language & listening
  • explanation of CAS
  • what to do when you suspect your child has CAS
  • getting a speech evaluation
  • meeting with a speech-language pathologist
  • getting the CAS diagnosis
  • possible causes
  • diagnoses related to CAS
  • speech therapy best suited for CAS
  • complementary & alternative approaches
  • activities & materials to support therapy at home
  • creating a language-rich environment for speech
  • coping with CAS as a family
  • understanding & tending to your child’s feelings
  • networking, advocating & resources
  • when CAS resolves, what’s next?

Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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About Leslie Lindsay

Leslie A. Lindsay, R.N., B.S.N. is the award-winning author of Speaking of Apraxia, originally published in 2012. Leslie’s writing and photography have appeared in various literary journals; she has been recognized as one of the most influential book reviewers, interviewing hundreds of bestselling and debut authors at her website. Leslie is a former Child & Adolescent Psychiatric R.N. at the Mayo Clinic and at work on a memoir. She resides in suburban Chicago. Visit her on Insta/Twitter @leslielindsay1 and the Speaking of Apraxia Facebook Page.


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