We’re so excited about the 2023 Guelph Walk for Children with Apraxia! Online registration is open! Here are some of the fun activities that happened at the 2022 Guelph Walk! An Apraxia resource area where you can ask questions, learn more and share your journey Free face painting and entertainment Craft table Networking with others – check out the map and add … [Read more...]
Applying for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) (Guest Post by Angela Muis, CDA & Brooke Rea, SLP)
If you are interested in accessing the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) for your child, here is how you can apply, step-by-step: Families of children with childhood apraxia of speech may have expenses related to their child's speech disability such as private speech or other therapy costs. These costs can be significant and families seeking financial support to help cover these … [Read more...]
Preparing for an Appointment to Discuss an Apraxia Diagnosis (Guest Post by Angela Muis)
with technical contributions provided by Brooke Rea, SLP In Ontario, getting a diagnosis for your child who you believe has CAS can be very challenging. As a Parent who has gone through this myself, I have had the pleasure of connecting with other Ontario apraxia families who are on the formal diagnosis journey. Here are some of my collected thoughts on how a family can … [Read more...]
Be a part of the SLP Directory!
One of our main visions at OPPENCAS is to help connect Ontario families access Ontario-based professionals who provide high-quality, evidence-driven speech therapy for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. To do so, we created the SLP directory in an effort to create a one-stop tool to find qualified SLPs. We regularly receive a number of requests to finding a SLP in … [Read more...]
Diagnosis of CAS in Ontario: why it’s tricky, why it’s important, and why we need to do better!
Because diagnosis is a bit of a ‘black hole’ in Ontario, parents frequently contact us to ask if it is important to get a formal diagnosis, or if it’s ok to just carry on without one. Ontario SLPs cannot communicate a diagnosis but are the most trained when it comes to identifying the characteristics of CAS; Doctors can diagnose CAS but are often without the training necessary … [Read more...]