At Home Educating Apraxia you will find resources, personal experiences, and ideas on how to unlock the world of home education for your child with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and common co-morbidities that often accompany CAS. I discuss home activities, resources in a wide range of topics, how to use alternative and augmentative communication at home, and how to use home education to help your child based on their individual needs. Whether you just want help following through with your therapist’s recommendations at home, need help with helping your child learn, or you homeschool your typically developing children there is something for everyone here.
I have a masters degree in clinical speech and language pathology where I focused primarily in the areas of cognitive-linguistic function, acquired apraxia of speech, aphasia, swallowing, and executive function disorders. After my son with multiple special needs and complex medical needs was born I stopped working to focus on his care. Little did I know I would be learning more about speech and language disorders in children than I could have ever imagined to learn in grad school. The experiences I have had through conversations and observations with his specialists alone have given me a completely different perspective throughout the years, not to mention the countless hours of research I have put into learning about how to best address my son’s needs, especially at home.
Here, at Home Educating Apraxia I will share with you the knowledge I have learned through research, world-renowned specialists, and personal experience on the topic of childhood apraxia of speech. Most importantly though, you will find practical advice that you can use to help your child learn at home, whether that be through homeschooling, or after school activities. Keep checking in to find more resources to assist you, email me at Nicole.Quaka@gmail.com or message me on my Facebook page Home Educating Apraxia to ask any questions or just vent. If I don’t know the answer I will try my hardest to direct you to a place where you can find the answers you need. I can’t wait to hear from you!