Apraxia Dallas, PLLC

We are a small private pediatric practice composed of four speech language pathologists. We specialize in treating childhood apraxia of speech.

We are a small private practice composed of five speech language pathologists. We evaluate and treat children with a variety of communication disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), dysarthria, stuttering/fluency, phonological processing, articulation, and expressive and receptive language delays/disorders. We also evaluate and treat children with myofunctional disorders that affec

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Why is The Reading League Needed? A Roundtable Discussion 08/25/2021

Why is The Reading League Needed? A Roundtable Discussion

YES, YES, YES! https://youtu.be/Y19FV1TbZq4

Why is The Reading League Needed? A Roundtable Discussion On Saturday April 7, 2018, classroom teachers, administrators, parents, college professors, and psychologists got together to share their stories and experie...

Photos from Cari Ebert Seminars's post 08/24/2021

Great info about executive function! 😁

Educational Videos 08/17/2021

Educational Videos

It's back to school time! 👩‍🏫Will you be talking with your child's teacher and classmates about childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)?🤔 A parent of a child with CAS created these videos to share with classmates and has generously shared them! 👏 Check them out! https://www.apraxia101.org/educational-videos

Educational Videos

08/03/2021

Love this idea!

As your kids grow up and become teenagers with CAS, their academics will differ from when they were a child. In the upper levels of their academic careers, presentations become more popular school assignments. For this, I believe the student should have the option to have a one on one presentation versus speaking to the whole class. Our speech can differ moment by moment and be increasingly difficult under pressure, so the student might not feel comfortable presenting. Some students with CAS may feel fine presenting to a class, while others may not— there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to their needs & accommodations. 💙 #apraxia #iep

08/02/2021

THANK YOU to our parents for voting us DFW Mom Approved AGAIN in 2021! 🥳 Congratulations to our amazing clinicians! 👏 #lovewhatyoudo

THANK YOU to our parents for voting us DFW Mom Approved AGAIN in 2021! 🥳 Congratulations to our amazing clinicians! 👏 #lovewhatyoudo

[07/10/21]   The Apraxia Kids Conference is a wrap! Fantastic experience learning and connecting with families and professionals across the country and world. Mark your calendars for 2022 in Las Vegas!

[07/10/21]   Yesterday was a fantastic second day at the Apraxia Kids (virtual) Conference! Breanna and Katherine Le presented "Perspectives: Your Child's Journey with CAS" and connected with parents all over the country.

All of the Apraxia Dallas Team members attended sessions throughout the day to increase their knowledge.

Today Breanna and Angela McKee will be presenting "Creating the Best IEP for your Child" at 8am CST. #CAS #apraxia #neverstoplearning

[07/09/21]   Breanna and Cynthia Marlow had a great time presenting "Evidenced Based Practices for Reading Instruction" yesterday and also enjoyed the extra time to answer questions at the Q&A last night. Nice work, ladies! 🙌

Breanna and Katherine Le will be presenting "Perspectives: Your Child's Journey with CAS" today at 12:30 pm Central. Hope you'll join us at the Apraxia Kids (virtual) Conference! #apraxia #neverstoplearning #cas

07/08/2021

Excited to be attending the Apraxia Kids (virtual) Conference, even if it looks a little different this year! #neverstoplearning #apraxia

Excited to be attending the Apraxia Kids (virtual) Conference, even if it looks a little different this year! #neverstoplearning #apraxia

06/30/2021

Focusing on Emotional Health: Conversations for Parents

Helpful resource for families!

06/02/2021

Can't wait to get our copy! 💙💙💙
#apraxiaawareness #everychilddeservesavoice #acceptance

TARGET PICKED UP MY BOOK!!!! If you want a hardcover of the book, you can get in within a week! For those who preordered, yours should arrive June 8th!! Many people's order statuses are now changing!
...this is literally my dream come true. 🥰💙
Link: https://www.target.com/p/the-boy-who-couldn-t-speak-yet-jordan-s-world-by-jordan-christian-levan-hardcover/-/A-83599276

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We 💙 our Apraxia Stars! ⭐️ #apraxiaawareness #everychilddeservesavoice

Have you celebrated #ApraxiaAwarenessDay yet? Join our community who have already posted photos and videos in our Awareness Day Facebook event. We would love to see how you and your family and friends celebrated today!

Join our Apraxia Awareness Day Facebook event to join all of the excitement: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398773333850448?active_tab=about

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Apraxia Dallas is planning social groups this summer!

For the past few years we have offered social groups for children and teens with #CAS (last year being an exception due to #COVID) as we saw this was a big need. Recent survey information collected from @marquette_cml_lab, @fightingformyvoice and SLP mommy of Apraxia/Dyspraxia/Dyslexia indicated that children with CAS have fewer friends than typically developing children. 😞 In our efforts to help #careforthewholechild, we are hoping to offer social groups again this summer! Groups would be composed of children around the same age/stage with the #goals being fostering connection and improving social skills. Additional details at http://www.apraxiadallas.com/summer-camps-and-groups

04/23/2021

We hope you and your child ❤️ your therapist! Please consider nominating your therapist as Mom Approved! Voting ends May 13th. https://dfwchild.com/promotions/momapprovedwellness/

We hope you and your child ❤️ your therapist! Please consider nominating your therapist as Mom Approved! Voting ends May 13th. https://dfwchild.com/promotions/momapprovedwellness/

Let's chat about Child Apraxia Treatment and DTTC 04/22/2021

Let's chat about Child Apraxia Treatment and DTTC

Hooray for providing and sharing more knowledge and resources about CAS! 🥳

Let's chat about Child Apraxia Treatment and DTTC In this SLP Mommy of Apraxia exclusive, Breanna Waldrup SLP and director of Child Apraxia Treatment discusses resources for CAS including free online trainin...

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Home practice is so important, especially for generalization of targets that are nearing mastering in therapy!

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Love these tips! ❤️The language we use is so important! #wholechild #everychilddeservesavoice

[03/31/21]   Congratulations to the the 2021 Apraxia 101 College Scholarship Recipient, Gavin Sadler! Here his words of encouragement: https://www.apraxia101.org/scholarship
#CAS #apraxia #apraxiaofspeech #everychilddeservesavoice #neverstoplearning

Apple Music 'saylists' to help with speech issues 03/25/2021

Apple Music 'saylists' to help with speech issues

Awesome! 🙌
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56513756

Apple Music 'saylists' to help with speech issues The project, from Warner Music, aims to use lyrics to help young people learn tricky sounds.

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This is a great opportunity for parents and SLPs! Breanna will be co-presenting three sessions and all of our SLPs plan to attend. 🙌

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2021 Apraxia Kids National Conference! This year, the conference will take place entirely online which means you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own home.

We know how difficult this last year has been, and with that in mind, we will offer special pricing for the 2021 Virtual Conference. Because education is a core pillar of our mission, we are also providing a Hardship Grant to assist families of Apraxia Stars in need within our community.

Secure your spot today! https://www.apraxia-kids.org/apraxia-kids-national-conference/

03/17/2021

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This post is the second in a series about multisensory input!

Why is multisensory input/cueing, including visual, gestural, auditory, tactile (touch) and proprioceptive cues, important in treatment for #CAS? 🤔

Children 👧🧒often learn new words in imitation (i.e. the #SLP or #parent says the word, then the child repeats it). A child with CAS may not be able to say a word/phrase accurately, or even at all, in imitation. 🙄

In this case, cueing needs to be increased! 👍For example, saying the word/phrase at the same time as the child allows the child to see 👀 (visual cue) the movement and hear 👂 (auditory cue) the corresponding word at the same time that they are producing 👄 it. Tactile (touch) ✋cues can help the child feel what part(s) of their mouth to move and how to move it/them to produce the movement gestures for speech. Using all of these cues (or other multisensory cues) at the same time, if the child needs this to succeed, provides even more support.🙌

As the child improves in their ability to motor plan a movement gesture for a word, cueing is used less and less so that the child becomes increasingly independent with speech. 🥳

Upcoming posts will go into more detail about the different types of cues and include video examples!

#Parents and #SLPs – learn more about effective treatment of CAS and earn continuing education at www.childapraxiatreatment.org

#apraxia #apraxiaofspeech #everychilddeservesavoice #SLPeeps #speechlanguagepathology #speechlanguagepathologist #EBP

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Adds a New Character: Meet Max, Teacher Harriet's Nephew with Autism 03/13/2021

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Adds a New Character: Meet Max, Teacher Harriet's Nephew with Autism

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Adds a New Character: Meet Max, Teacher Harriet's Nephew with Autism Max joins the crew in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe on April 5

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It's amazing how much multisensory input helps! 💙

02/10/2021

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The comorbidity of anxiety and apraxia is very misunderstood, so I thought I would explain it to you guys. When you can’t get out a word you want to say, how do you feel? Tense. Now, imagine trying over and over. Your body builds up tension and holds nervousness. Naturally, this triggers your brain's fight or flight response. Your brain senses there’s a threat even if it’s not really there; this is life with Verbal Apraxia.
Today I imagined what it would be like to talk effortlessly, would I ever feel this way? But I then remember I don’t want to imagine being anyone but myself. I’m stronger than apraxia, anxiety, and whatever else life throws at me. Remember you outshine any labels put on you at the end of the day. 💙☀️
Love,
Jordan Christian

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An important distinction between speech and language! We want to promote the development of both language and speech. 👏#neverstoplearning

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Help researchers learn more about children with movement disorders! 👇

🚨 NEW RESEARCH STUDY ALERT 🚨

The University of Texas at Arlington is looking for parents of children with movement related difficulties to participate in a new online research study. This survey is documenting the impact of movement disorders in children across the US.

View the flyer for this research study for more information: https://www.apraxia-kids.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/U-TX-Arlington-Impact-of-DCD.jpg

Hear from poet laureate Amanda Gorman who stole the show at inauguration - CNN Video 01/21/2021

Hear from poet laureate Amanda Gorman who stole the show at inauguration - CNN Video

"I'm proud to be in the speech difficulty club" - Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate
YES! Awesome indeed!
https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2021/01/21/amanda-gorman-poet-laureate-interview-inauguration-vpx.cnn
#everychilddeservesavoice #neverstoplearning #diversityandinclusion #reachforthestars

Hear from poet laureate Amanda Gorman who stole the show at inauguration - CNN Video CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, after she delivered a poem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

01/14/2021

Living with a Stutter and Social Anxiety

❤️❤️❤️ Her message is not only true for individuals that stutter, but also for those with CAS. We strive to help everyone reach their potential, but not feel that there is anything wrong or shameful about how they speak. We do our best to help the children we treat avoid or decrease anxiety related to communication. ❤️❤️❤️ #diversityandinclusion #everychilddeservesavoice

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01/07/2021

Well-Rehearsed Speech

Great answer to a question we receive all of the time! Why does my child with CAS say the same words or phrases all of the time? Thanks Fighting for my Voice: My life with Verbal Apraxia for sharing your firsthand experience! #everychilddeservesavoice #apraxia #apraxiaofspeech #NeverStopLearning

12/29/2020

The Apraxia Kids conference will be held in Plano this summer! #neverstoplearning #everychilddeservesavoice

Still on the fence about applying for a scholarship to attend the #ApraxiaKidsNationalConference? Hear what a previous scholarship recipient has shared about their experience at the National Conference!

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching! Submit your application by December 31, 2020. Apply now: https://www.apraxia-kids.org/apraxia-kids-national-conference/

12/22/2020

We hear this one a lot. There is not a minimum age to diagnose CAS! #neverstoplearning

False! There is no certain age at which CAS can be diagnosed. Rather, it is the child’s ability to engage in a dynamic motor speech exam so that the speech-language pathologist (SLP) can assess for characteristics of CAS across speech tasks. If a child is not yet able to participate in a dynamic motor speech exam, this can be a goal that is targeted in therapy, so that an accurate diagnosis can be reached. Watch Dr. Edythe Strand's explanation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mLvRXXTt2gF
To learn more about using dynamic assessment in a motor speech exam, watch the 1.5 hour or 4.5 hour online courses available for ASHA CEUs at https://www.childapraxiatreatment.org/continuing-education/.
#ageisnotafactor #motorspeechexam #dynamicassessment #CAS #apraxia #apraxiaofspeech #slpeeps

Our Story

We are a small private practice composed of five speech language pathologists providing therapy in Dallas and Fort Worth. We evaluate and treat children with a variety of communication disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), dysarthria, stuttering/fluency, phonological processing, articulation, and expressive and receptive language delays/disorders.

All of our speech language pathologists have received extensive training in motor speech disorders, particularly Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Each of our speech language pathologists holds a Master’s degree and the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence, and is licensed by the State of Texas to provide speech therapy.

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4220 Proton Rd, Suite 165
Dallas, TX
75244

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Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
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