I've had Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents' Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech on my books-to-review shelf for a while, and I've been put off a bit by its size -- 450 pages, not exactly light reading. But when I finally got to it, I found out that, in fact, the reading part of it was not nearly as heavy as the carrying it around part. It's a fairly lively and articulate look at a disorder that leaves kids unable to put their thoughts into words anywhere near as well. If Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a topic you can't get enough of, you'll find plenty here to keep you informed and occupied, including good advice on working with speech therapists and lots of fun exercises you can do to continue that therapy at home. Learn more about the book in my Harried Parent's Book Club review.
Image and text by Terri Mauro