Yeah! It's almost summer! The time of the year with outdoor fun for kids and hopefully their parents too. For kids with apraxia though, this brings up many questions. Do you take a break from therapy? Or with no school do you dedicate more time to therapy? Do you try new things? Those are tough questions to answer. It is important to discuss summer learning with your child's speech therapist and teachers. It really just depends how your child is doing.
In summers past we used the time to do the Listening Fitness Training Program with really wonderful results - in fact her school teachers & therapists were shocked at how much language she gained over the summer. It doesn't take all summer to do either, just an hour a day for two different two week periods.
Another fun summer activity we do is get out the trampoline, my daughter is having a great time jumping and she doesn't even know it is good for her! Research has shown the many benefits of jumping, not just for overall health, but especially for kids with learning disabilities.
We have had many positive comments on the new Parent to Parent Support Group feature. I want to thank everyone who wrote in. If you haven't already, I would like to invite you to write in with your questions, frustrations or other areas you may need support in. You can fill out the online form and even add your child's picture. For privacy it is not required to include your name or where you are from, however you may do so if you wish. If you would like, there is an online form to comment and offer support to others. Apraxia Support Group
Thank you for reading and I wish you the best for a full recovery from apraxia! Kate