General CAS Information
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publicly funded charity whose mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech. It is home to the Apraxia research registry.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 145,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.
The Cherab Foundation is a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills and education of all children with speech and language delays and disorders. Our area of emphasis is verbal and oral Apraxia, severe neurologically-based speech and language disorders that hinder children's ability to speak.
Apraxia Treatment Methods
The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol is a way of teaching children with apraxia of speech the easiest way of saying words until they have increased motor-speech coordination. They are actually taught the shell of words without including too many of the complex consonants, vowels, or syllables which make a word too difficult to even attempt on a motor basis.
The Speech-EZ Apraxia Program is a structured program specifically designed to improve speech intelligibility for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
The PROMPT Institute, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to investigating and promoting holistic, dynamic, multi-sensory assessment and interventions for children and adults with moderate to severe speech production disorders.
iPad & App Information
Technology in Education is a website to collect and share the best known technology tools, hardware, applications for education with emphasis on special education. The site has a search feature that allows searching for apps by IEP goals.
With over a thousand apps now available to help individuals with special needs it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app. The Friendship Circle App Review gives you the ability to find the perfect special needs app for your child
Moms With Apps is a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families. Most of our membership is comprised of parents who have launched their own apps on the App Store, have their own access to iTunes Connect, and have the time and inclination to share best practices with other developers at the founder’s level.
Grant Funding Organizations
The Lindsay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary goal is to assist families with the resources necessary to provide medical treatment, therapies, and rehabilitative equipment in order to improve the quality of life for their special-needs children.
Special Kids Therapy (SKT) is a non-profit Section 501(c)(3) charity that is dedicated to assisting special health care needs children and their families obtain alternative therapies or necessities that have the potential to significantly enhance the quality of life for the child. This “support” is in the form of a scholarship to be used for those therapies or activities that are not funded by public or private insurance, other charities or government agencies.
A 501(c)(3) organization based in Fremont, Ohio and dedicated to helping children with disabilities. The hope of the foundation is to not only help people that are in need but to also foster as positive self worth and self esteem to the individuals giving. There is nothing more uplifting than knowing you are helping someone and making their life better for it. Through this we are hopeful it can spark a change in our society on how we treat each other and ourselves
SuperSchade’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. They work with local organizations and businesses to supplement the cost of summer camp for low income families who care for children and young adults with special needs. They also work with local special needs groups and nonprofit organizations to encourage the interaction of all disabilities in social and physical activities. They hope to assist in providing a better quality of life for individuals and families with special needs.
An organization of families and professionals founded in 1976, The Feingold®Association of the United States is dedicated to helping children and adults apply proven dietary techniques for better behavior, learning and health, and to generating public awareness of the potential role of foods and synthetic additives in behavior, learning and health problems. It is a non-profit public charity chartered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue tax code.
As the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder research, education and advocacy, the SPD Foundation offers an abundance of services and programs for professionals, parents, and anyone interested in knowing more about the sensory challenges that affect children academically, socially, and/or in their emotional development. The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation ... expanding knowledge, fostering awareness and promoting recognition of Sensory Processing Disorder
A comprehensive website dedicated to understanding Sensory Processing DIsorder and practical ways to help those impacted by SPD. The website includes printable resources for teachers and parents and tons of easy to follow instructions for recognizing your child's sensory signals and providing the appropriate diet of sensory activities.
NWO Apraxia Support strives to make print and web based resources accessible to all parents. This list is not meant to be a complete list of resources available or an endorsement of any one method. This is only intended to be a compilation of resources parents of children with Apraxia of speech have found to be helpful. To suggest additions to this list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.