I am auctioning an original piece to raise awareness and help Lela and other children with CAS. I will pay for shipping and as the bid gets higher -the possibility of extra goodies being tucked in your package gets better and better. I am starting the bid at $80. Please watch Lela’s video on youtube in the link below. If you are unable to donate but would like to help – please share my post with your family and friends! If you want to bid – just add your amount in a comment here or my fb page – I will keep both updated.
If you would like to look at the piece that is up for auction – here you go! solitaryGIRL
Lela has Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) which is a speech motor planning disorder in which she has trouble saying sounds, syllables and words. With CAS, the brain has trouble planning to move the body parts (lips, jaws, tongue) needed for speech. Research shows that children with CAS have more success with frequent and intensive speech therapy.
Lela is a happy little girl with a great sense of humor and desire to communicate. For now they primarily use sign language, get her the needed speech and occupational therapy, practice-practice-practice, and look forward to the day that she finds her voice and can fully get to know our little girl.
Lela’s parents put together a short video to show you how Lela communicates with them. You’ll see there is so much more happening receptively than expressively.
They are raising money for CASANA, the only organization in the United States dedicated solely to strengthening the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop to their full potential.
If you are in the Denver area, please join them for the Walk on September 14! Just click through to Lela’s team page, then click on “Join our Team” and join Team Lela!
If you would like to learn more about apraxia, here’s the CASANA website
— with Greg Essmeier.