December 7, 2014
This book is a memoir written by Kathy Hennessy, one of the founding members of CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America) and her daughter, Kate. The book was extremely relevant to me as my youngest son has Apraxia. There were heartwarming stories and challenges I could relate to. I would highly recommend to anyone with a family member with apraxia to read this book. I am hoping to one day get to a CASANA national conference!
March 20, 2015
I sought out this book because my son was diagnosed with Apraxia. I really liked how it was written by the mother and her now grown daughter to get a different perspective on things. It also helped with finding resources to reach out to. I am really glad they wrote this book.
July 14, 2017
SUPER book to help you understand what families go thru with Apraxia
Super great book! Gave it to my daughter when I was finished. She is all over the book. My 4 year old grandson has Apraxia and just yesterday was diagnosed with Dispraxia among many other problems. It helps to be informed and know more about the trials and troubles families go thru. My granddaughter may be Apraxic as well. She is too young to know yet but is showing signs. I want to order this book for everyone that thinks its just a speech delay, if only I could be sure they would read it
July 9, 2017
A must for moms stressed over Apraxia
Every mom with a child who is learning to talk with Apraxia needs to read this. So do their closest friends and families. The perspective this can bring is huge. Great book.
March 30, 2015
I am an intervention specialist who works with a student with CAS. This book gave me such insight into working with this child. I wish I’d had it 4 years ago. There were even a few strategies for teaching embedded in the text. Excellent for parents and professionals who desire to understand the experience of children and families living with the disorder.
June 27, 2014
I found out my child has Childhood Apraxia of Speech a few months ago. I’ve been searching the internet for information and came across this book. I’m so glad we bought it! What a really cool perspective both from a mother with TWO children that have apraxia, and from a girl in college that has apraxia. I can’t even begin to tell you how helpful it has been and how much hope it has given me. I’ve been going through all the stages of grief and this book brought me hope, gave me knowledge, made me cry… it’s written in a way that makes me feel like I’m reading the journal of a friend. It’s not a technical book (although I did learn a lot about everything!) but it’s more about the experience as a whole – from a parents perspective. I’m very impressed. I’m so grateful that this book was written. Thank you!
January 10, 2014
I loved reading this book!! As the mother of a 5 year old, I often wonder what my daughter will remember about her childhood. This book helps give some insight into how the same events are interpreted so differently by parents and children. I really enjoyed the 2 points of view in the book. I also appreciated the honest and sometimes painful details the author gave as she raised 2 children with apraxia. Would definitely recommend to all those who raise children with any kid of disability as well as for all of us who try to provide care for these children.
September 21, 2013
This was an inside look at the challenges of a single parent raising not 1 but 2 apraxic children. Her determination to be the voice for her children until they find their own was astounding. She never gave up, she devoted all of her time and energy to her children who are now young adults functioning at normal levels. I loved the son and daughter’s perspective of how they overcame their challenges. As a grandmother of a grandson with apraxia, this gives me hope and I’m on the path now to overcome the obstacles we face. Thanks Kathy for sharing your journey with us.
September 14, 2013
Very interesting. Very informative. This is an important book. This book details, on a deeply personal level, a devistatimg and little known condition that becomes a challenge to the human spirit. What happens to us when we are born unable to learn to form words?