Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with Apraxia have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. -but not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech. The child knows what he or she wants to say, but his/her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to say those words. It is incredibly frustrating both for the child as well as for those struggling to understand them.
Our friend 'Nicky' has Apraxia. Nicky is only 4 years old but he has just completed a 3 mile walkathon for Apraxia. Unfortunately, for Nicky and other apraxic kids, many people have never heard of this disorder. Because of this, Apraxia research and funding is extremely limited. In fact, CASANA is the only recognized association in North America that supports education and research for children with Apraxia.
Here is a link to his page if you are interested in donating to help children with Apraxia.
Please remember that ever bit counts!
CASANA doesn't use a ribbon to represent them, instead they use a symbol of a child reaching for stars. Since Nicky LOVES frogs, I decided to use a frog reaching for stars! My own 4 year old daughter, has also made her own card to support her 'boyfriend' Nicky. You can see both cards featuring Bugaboo Stamps Hoppy Occassions Groom below.
This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Stamp Something/Stamp Challenges: Digi Day
Create with Connie and Mary: Inspired by colors in pic.
Mel Jens: Anything Goes
365 Cards - Friday 5 (sentiment, digi, 2 stars, and DP)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs - Free for All (1 of 2)
Paper Sundaes - For Someone Little
Annabella's Card (4 yrs old):