Edu 675 Week 4 Assignment

FORMAL PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS Introduction Parents can never be more excited when they bring a child into the world. When parents bring a new bundle of joy into the world, most parents worry about whether their child has all ten fingers and toes and whether their child is healthy. No parent ever worries about whether or not their child will have a speech and language developmental disorder. When a child reaches a certain stage in their development they begin to coo, babble, and eventually begin to speak words. Unfortunately, some children do not do this and so begins the journey to find out why the child may not be doing these things. Children who are diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia (CAS) are children who have a speech and language disorder. Why? This is because there happens to be a motor speech problem. Children with CAS have problems when it comes to saying sounds, syllables, and words and the problem lies within the brain communicating with the body parts such as the lips, jaw, and tongue in an effort to help the child communicate the necessary muscle movement to say these words. “Let’s face it: Apraxia children can be a puzzle and although they can be bright, Apraxia children don’t start talking until they are two or three years of age or older” (Marshalla, 2001). Therefore, because Apraxia is a rare and uncommon disorder if Apraxia is left untreated it can continue into the child’s adult years, causing the child to suffer years of frustration from not being able to communicate effectively. Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is defined as a motor speech disorder (ASHA, 2015). Specifically the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (2015) defines CAS as: Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or 2

each have their own teaching style and different classroom settings, but all should promote a positive, safe, secure and loving environment that fosters a healthy, age appropriate, way for children to learn and develop properly. The teaching style and environment should also be one that parents are and feel welcomed in so that they can work with teacher on helping his or her child be successful and achieve his or her learning goals. The Waldorf approach provides an environment that helps children correct and prevent troublesome situations. Strategies for Lisa would be to help her recognize and understand her frustrations, once she is able to do this, she will find it easier to deal with them on her own. Lisa will gain experience in recognizing, acknowledging, and admitting how she feels. She will also learn and understand that it isn't ok to take things from others just because she wants what another child has. Lisa will become more mindful of the feelings others have and gain seln0;sing strategies to help Lisa get past her frustrations will be beneficial to her development. It is important she is provided with


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