sites focus on apraxia in children, a neurologically-based speech
disorder that interferes with a child's ability to pronounce
sounds, syllables and words. This disorder is also known as developmental
verbal dyspraxia (DVD), developmental apraxia of speech (DAS),
and oral motor planning disorder.
by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America
and the Bruce and Patricia Hendrix Foundation, this well-organized
provides information about frequently asked questions, related
articles, interactive opportunities including a mailing list,
message board and chat, news, additional resources, and more.
personal website by the parents of a child with developmental
apraxia provides information about apraxia in children, finding
a speech language pathologist, preparing a speech language IEP,
parent and professional links, and more. Visitors should exercise
the usual caution when visiting nonprofessional
of the CHERAB Foundation, this website is "for anyone who
cares for a child that has delayed speech, a speech disorder,
or is a late talker, etc., as well as for those who care for
a child that has a received a diagnosis of 'apraxia.'" The
Foundation focuses on the importance of obtaining a medical diagnosis
for apraxia (as opposed to that of a speech/language pathologist),
and of receiving early intervention for all kinds of speech delays.
While the website is a bit busy and self-promotional, it has
lots of useful information for parents.