Apraxia Dallas, PLLC

Apraxia Dallas, PLLC

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Last week we gathered a distinguished panel of Speech and Language Pathologists for a round table to discuss their noted success with verbal speech development for client(s) that they work with who have SATB2-associated syndrome. We were also joined by Ashlen Thomason, MS, CCC-SLP of Arkansas Children's and member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the SATB2 Gene Foundation to discuss data as seen in our research clinics.

We hope you will find this webinar useful and share with the SLP's who work with your child to better understand different strategies to work with your SATB2 child.

Thank you to the SLP's who joined us from Apraxia Dallas, PLLC, Suburban Speech Center, The Carruth Center, The Speech & Stuttering Institute, and Hear Me Speak, LLC.

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We are a small private pediatric practice specializing in childhood apraxia of speech. We are a small private practice composed of six speech language pathologists.

We evaluate and treat children with a variety of communication disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), dysarthria, 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 path

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09/21/2022

Yes!

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Therapy Tip of the Day 💡- incorporate simultaneous speaking when addressing a new speech target! 🗣

Simultaneous speaking is an incredibly powerful cueing technique in which the speech-language pathologist () 👩says the target word or phrase first, then says it AGAIN at the SAME time as the child. 👧

Producing the target simultaneously allows the child to both see 👀the movement and hear 👂the target at the SAME time that they are producing it, which can greatly improve the child's movement accuracy. This can be a game-changer for children with motor planning/programming inefficiencies (). 🤗

But guess what? Simultaneous speaking can also be incredibly beneficial for children with other speech sound disorders (SSDs) when they are learning a new target! 🤯These children will likely not need this level of cueing for long, but it can help establish the target correctly much faster than practicing in imitation.
Of course, we want to fade cueing as soon as possible to encourage independence and generalization. 👍

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You probably know that the primary deficit in childhood of speech () is inefficiency motor planning and/or programming for speech. 🗣

❓But did you know that many children with CAS also have a phonological disorder⁉️

Yes, children can have BOTH CAS and a phonological disorder. 🧐
➡️Although not according to ICD-10 codes – use of the code for CAS excludes the code for phonological. 😒But clinically, children can and often do have both disorders.

Effective therapy for CAS must be based on the principles of motor learning, but the phonological disorder also needs to be addressed at the appropriate time. ⏰

This might affect target 🎯 selection (you consider phonological processes along with other factors such as motoric complexity, vowels, function, pragmatics, phonotactic/syllable shape, etc).

Or it might mean that you modify a phonological approach to incorporate the principles of motor learning. 👍

Questions? Drop them below! 👇

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🚨🚨🚨Attention! 🚨🚨🚨

When working with children with childhood of speech (), don't target 🎯 sounds in isolation! ❌

Why? 🤔

Coarticulation! ✔️ Each sound is influenced by the sounds that occur before and after it in that particular word (or phrase). Children with CAS need to practice the entire movement gesture for the word (or phrase) since they have difficulty with motor planning/programming for speech, which includes sequencing movements.

Think about the difference in our mouth posture and lip position when we say "me" versus "move." 👄 The vowel determines the lip shape, even though we use our lips for /m/. It's not just bilabial sounds, either! Get ready to say "do" versus "done" and notice the difference.

Remember when working with children with CAS - it's not about the sounds, it's about the movement. Focus on the movement for improvement! 🙌

09/08/2022

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09/05/2022

We are closed today! Happy Labor Day! 👮‍♀️👷‍♀️🧑‍⚕️🧑‍🌾👩‍🍳🧑‍🏫

08/31/2022

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River Park Medical is once again sponsoring activities at the North Texas Walk for Apraxia! 🥳 We can't wait to see what kind of carnival games 🎪they'll bring this year! Thank you River Park for your ongoing sponsorship! 🙌

We'll also have bubbles, coloring and some arts and crafts! 🤩
Make plans to join us on Saturday, October 22nd for all of the fun! Registration is free at community.apraxia-kids.org/northtexaswalk
Don't forget to register your Apraxia Star! 🌟

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08/16/2022

It's back-to-school time! 🎒This is a busy time for both children and families - who's nervous about it? 🙋‍♀️

Are you thinking about talking to your child's class about ? 🗣 This can be a great time to increase and and help your child's classmates understand and appreciate your Apraxia Star. 🌟

Check out this amazing video, generously created and shared by Apraxia 101. This is a great tool for sharing with your children's classmates! There are two versions available for download at https://www.apraxia101.org/educational-videos

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- check out this amazing opportunity to work with a highly-specialized and collaborative group of clinicians!

Apraxia Dallas is seeking a part-time to full-time speech-language pathologist (CCC) with knowledge and experience treating motor speech disorders, particularly childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and/or a desire to learn and expand their skills in this area. Exact schedule is negotiable. Employment at Apraxia Dallas includes ongoing mentorship and collaboration with other speech-language pathologists that specialize in CAS as well as opportunities for continuing education in CAS while treating a caseload of primarily children with motor speech disorders. For more information or to apply, please contact Breanna Waldrup at [email protected]

08/09/2022

Huge CONGRATS 🥳to ALL of our clinicians - Breanna, Courtney, Dennis, Jennifer, Laura and Taylor - for being voted as Mom Approved by our clients! Also a giant THANK YOU to the families that nominated us! We have the best and the best clients! 🤗

Mexican Fast Casual Restaurant | Taco Cabana 08/09/2022

Mexican Fast Casual Restaurant | Taco Cabana

Apraxia Dallas is a proud supporter of @Apraxia Kids!

Did you know that you can support Apraxia Kids by visiting a Taco Cabana location?

When you make a purchase at Taco Cabana, you can ask the cashier to make a donation by rounding up your total or you can a scan QR code to make a gift to Apraxia Kids.

You can help make sure children with apraxia of speech receive all of the support and resources they need to find their voice. Every child deserves a voice!

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Register today for the North Texas on Saturday, October 22nd! Join the Apraxia Dallas team or create a team in honor of your Apraxia Star! 🌟

The Walk is a family-fun day and will happen rain 🌧 or shine ☀️thanks to our great indoor location in the Show Barn at Myers Park in McKinney! Come prepared for arts and crafts, games, a special ceremony for our Apraxia Stars 🌟 and of course the Walk!

Registration is open and FREE at community.apraxia-kids.org/northtexaswalk. All funds raised go to Apraxia Kids, the leading national non-profit for !

Register your team today and don't forget to include your Apraxia Star! 🌟

It's Make a Team Monday!

Our first challenge of the is to register a team for the Walk for Apraxia! This could mean creating a brand new team or bringing back a team from a previous Walk. Each person that creates a team TODAY will be entered into a drawing to win an Apraxia Kids ornament! Is your team already registered? Don’t worry! There will be more challenges to come all week long!

Learn more about the here: https://www.apraxia-kids.org/walk-for-apraxia-splash-page/

07/28/2022

Treating Childhood of Speech () - Beyond the Basics was the title of the full-day training that Breanna Waldrup Slp taught this past Monday to a group of speech-language pathologists () in Arkansas!

07/19/2022

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"Just let me try." A simple request, yet one so difficult to receive as a parent trying to protect their child with Apraxia.

NEW BLOG POST!: https://www.girlwithafunnyaccent.com/2022/07/just-let-me-try.html

07/09/2022

Breanna presented on reading instruction for children with to parents and speech-language-pathologists at the Apraxia Kids National Conference this afternoon!

07/09/2022

Apraxia Dallas is a proud sponsor of the Apraxia Kids National Conference!

07/09/2022

Great discussion during Breanna's session this morning on multisensory cueing at the Apraxia Kids Conference!

07/09/2022

Breanna co-presented with a parent of an Apraxia Star 🌟 about perspectives on the CAS journey this afternoon at the Apraxia Kids Conference.

07/08/2022

Breanna is ready to present her first session at the Apraxia Kids conference!

2022 Apraxia-101 Scholarship Recipient-Words of Encouragement 07/01/2022

2022 Apraxia-101 Scholarship Recipient-Words of Encouragement

Congratulations Jonah! 🎊

2022 Apraxia-101 Scholarship Recipient-Words of Encouragement Visit Apraxia101.org, Facebook group “Apraxia 101-Education : Scholarship” to learn more. Apraxia 101 Scholarship was created in 2019 to honor a college-bound…

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Apraxia Dallas will be closed on July 7th and 8th as all of our staff are attending the Apraxia Kids Conference! 😁Join us - in-person and virtual registration is open until June 30th at https://www.apraxia-kids.org/apraxia-kids-national-conference/

Breanna will be presenting four sessions:
➡️Selecting Speech Targets for Children with CAS - July 8th 9:30-11:30 am
➡️Perspectives: Your Child's Journey with CAS - with Katherine Le - July 8th 3:00-5:30 pm
➡️Multisensory Cueing Strategies in the Treatment of CAS - July 9th 8:30-10:30 am
➡️Incorporating Reading Instruction into Therapy for Children with CAS - July 9th 1:30-3:00 pm

06/24/2022

Great ideas! 👇

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05/25/2022

Our hearts are broken. 💔 There are no words.

Yet we still need to communicate with and support our children. Thank you to the @ChildMindInstitute for sharing these real-world tips and helping us find the words. 💙

05/24/2022

Don't forget - Ask an SLP is tonight at 7:00 pm Central on the @ApraxiaKids page!

Mark your calendars! 📆 Breanna will be answering questions ❓ during the Apraxia Kids Facebook Live - Ask an SLP about Assessment and Treatment of Young Children on Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00 pm Central!

Join the conversation over on the Apraxia Kids page!

05/20/2022

Mark your calendars! 📆 Breanna will be answering questions ❓ during the Apraxia Kids Facebook Live - Ask an SLP about Assessment and Treatment of Young Children on Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00 pm Central!

Join the conversation over on the Apraxia Kids page!

05/18/2022

It's National Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Day! 🥳

We are celebrating our amazing team of SLPs - your dedication, passion and love for the children you serve does not go unnoticed! 💙 Thank you for showing up, day after day!

05/14/2022

It's Apraxia Awareness Day! 😁

We are honored to work with so many amazing Apraxia Stars 🌟 as they strive each day to find their voices. 🤟🗣📱

Don't forget to visit Taco Cabana today for chips and queso to support Apraxia Kids!🙌

Taco Cabana Partners with Apraxia Kids - Apraxia Kids 05/13/2022

Taco Cabana Partners with Apraxia Kids - Apraxia Kids

Don't forget to go to any Taco Cabana location this Saturday, May 14th (Apraxia Awareness Day) for chips and queso! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Apraxia Kids! 🙌

Learn more about the partnership between Apraxia Kids and Taco Cabana here: https://www.apraxia-kids.org/taco-cabana-partners-with-apraxia-kids/

Taco Cabana Partners with Apraxia Kids - Apraxia Kids 02 May Taco Cabana Partners with Apraxia Kids Posted at 07:00h in News by apraxiaadmin Share Apraxia Kids is excited to announce our partnership with Taco Cabana kicking off on May 14th. We are so grateful to Ulyses Camacho, COO, and the entire team at Taco Cabana for choosing our organization. We l...

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Children’s ability to move and play are being restricted more than ever. We are trying to protect them by saying “No climbing,” “No running,” “No spinning,” “That’s too dangerous,” and “Get down from there!” However, research shows that the drastic decline in “risky” outdoor play in kids is creating behavior problems. By constantly hovering over kids, restricting their movement, and diminishing their time to play, we are causing more harm than good.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (2013), a recent study shows that the average child spends eight hours a day in front of screens (television, video games, computers, smart phones, and so on). Older children and adolescents are spending an average of eleven hours a day in front of screens (Hanscom 2016). That’s a huge amount of time spent in front of screens, which provide little to no proprioceptive or vestibular input. In prior generations, this time was spent outdoors or in play.

In order for kids to listen, focus and learn to sit still for a period of time, they must develop both proprioception and vestibular sense. The most critical time to develop a child’s proprioception and vestibular sense is before age six. With all the time spent in front of screens and telling kids to sit still, avoid climbing, and stop jumping, it’s not surprising why kids won’t listen.

• Proprioception is what tells you where your body parts are without having to look at them. This is the sense that helps you make sense of gravity. It’s the reason you can switch from the gas pedal to the brake without looking at your feet, or bring popcorn to your mouth without taking your eyes off the movie screen. Without properly developed proprioception, kids can push too hard during tag, fall out of their seat at the dinner table, or trip while walking up stairs.

• Vestibular sense provides information about where the body is in relation to its surroundings. This is the sense that helps you understand balance, and it connects with all the other senses. When the vestibular system does not develop properly all other senses will struggle to function properly. Without a strong vestibular sense, kids will have no choice but to fidget, get frustrated, experience more falls and aggression, get too close to people when talking, and struggle with focusing and listening. Because they literally cannot help it.

In order for kids to learn to listen, focus and follow directions as they grow, they need to develop proprioception and vestibular sense by experiencing many physical challenges during childhood.

When children jump, swing, spin, pick up rocks or dig in the dirt, kids are doing exactly what they need. They aren’t intentionally doing it to get hurt, act rambunctiously, worry you or get messy. They are doing it to help themselves become safer, calmer and happier kids.
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Meet Breanna Waldrup 04/13/2022

Meet Breanna Waldrup

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Did you know the Apraxia Kids conference is open to both professionals and families? 🙌

The Apraxia Dallas staff will be attending the conference July 7th-9th in Las Vegas! 👏

Breanna will be presenting four sessions on July 8th and 9th. 😃

Make plans to join us! Registration is open at https://www.apraxia-kids.org/apraxia-kids-national-conference/

04/11/2022

Our team (except Dennis 🙁 - we missed you!) had a great time at the Apraxia Dallas Retreat 2022 this weekend. Lots of laughter 🤣and learning! 🤓

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Apraxia Dallas is seeking a part-time to full-time speech-language pathologist (CCC) with knowledge and experience treating motor speech disorders, particularly childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and/or a desire to learn and expand their skills in this area. Exact schedule is negotiable. Employment at Apraxia Dallas includes ongoing mentorship and collaboration with other speech-language pathologists that specialize in CAS as well as opportunities for continuing education in CAS while treating a caseload of primarily children with motor speech disorders. For more information or to apply, please contact Breanna Waldrup at [email protected]

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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