Our goal is simple. We want to bring awareness to Childhood Apraxia. Jaden's Clan represents more than just a charity. To us, it is an event to educate those around us about our nephew's growth and struggles with Apraxia. Your support would not only impact this amazing foundation but it will make a difference with our own family.
For those of you wondering what Apraxia is, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a neurologically-based motor speech disorder. Children with apraxia have difficulty producing speech sounds in the absence of muscle weakness or paralysis. Though a child with CAS knows what he/she wants to say, impairments in planning and/or coordinating lip, tongue, and jaw movement results in speech sound errors and differences in prosody (patterns of stress and intonation).
For the best results, apraxia treatment must be developed to meet a given individual's needs. Most children with apraxia of speech benefit from meeting one on one with a speech-language pathologist three to five times a week.
It is crucial for a child with apraxia to begin early treatment. With your donation, you can help us fund amazing programs like iPads for children who need it to communicate, parent and speech therapist workshops, research, and a program to assist families in need with speech therapy costs.
From all of us at Destiny King Productions, thank you again for your support!