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Becoming Verbal With Childhood Apraxia

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This book helps therapists and parents learn how to help children become more vocal, verbal, communicative, imitative and interactive.

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Based on the original writings of Jean Piaget and Pam Marshalla's three decades of clinical work with children, this resource contains profound yet practical tools for helping children learn to talk.

Teach your child to speak up, speak out, play with sounds and words, engage in dialogue, turn take, imitate, and become much more expressive. If you are looking for a place to begin reading about how to help a young children with a severe expressive speech delay or disorder, this is it.

Appropriate for working with children one year of age and above.


"I love, love, love this book! I share it with all the parents of my kiddos with CAS!"

Meg Kinane, SLP


"This book changed my entire approach to working with children who have any issues with imitating, motor planning, or following directions. I created a discussion group and have bought myself three copies to share with teachers and parents. After 25 years of treating kids on the spectrum I now see that there have been some misguided assumptions, and even erroneous diagnoses."

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  1. The Integral Relationship of Apraxia and Imitation
  2. The Entertaining Variety of Sound
  3. The Power of Crowd Noise
  4. Creating One Voice for Imitation Development
  5. Laughing Encourages Turn Taking
  6. Learning to Take Turns in Dialogue
  7. Mutual Imitation: The Most Important Stage
  8. Imitating the Repertoire
  9. New Sounds and Words in the Final Stage

"Information is straight forward and condensed (only 100 pages) easy to read. Practical advice is given. A must read for those dealing with CAS."


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"I just received your Becoming Verbal with Childhood Apraxia book and I am singing your praises everywhere!"

Karen, SLP


"This book provides a great resource and refreshing perspective regarding childhood apraxia. Instead of viewing this condition as a permanent problem, this book evaluates the differences in learning rates of apraxic children in regards to mimicking and motor planning. It gives excellent suggestions on increasing vocabulary and response in apraxic children and hope for parents who have children with this condition. Using some of these suggestions has greatly helped me and my apraxic son!"

common question about this material

Can you tell me how your books "Becoming Verbal With Childhood Apraxia" and "Apraxia Uncovered, The Seven Stages of Phoneme Development" are different? Which one should I read first?



"As a parent of an apraxic child, I want to thank you for your work with children who have apraxia! It is clearly a passion and mission of yours. I read Becoming Verbal With Childhood Apraxia and I found this book most helpful when my son was initially diagnosed with apraxia, as I was trying to make sense of this disorder."

Tania Garner, Parent

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