Welcome to our team fundraising page for the Walk for Apraxia.
We’re helping children, just like our son Jarin to find their voice! We need your help! By joining us, you are a partner with Apraxia Kids in its efforts to provide support to children and families on their journey with apraxia. You can participate even if you are unable to be at the Walk by making a donation to support our efforts.
What is Apraxia?
Apraxia is neurological motor planning disorder in which a child knows exactly what they want to say but does not have the ability to say it. It is not due to weak muscles in the mouth but more of a disconnect between the brain and the mouth. It has nothing to do with a lack of intelligence or comprehension. In fact, one of the hallmarks of apraxia is a very low score for expressive speech and a high or very high score for receptive. It is currently believed that apraxia occurs in every 1 or 2 :1000 children. Children can have acquired apraxia (meaning something happened that caused them to have apraxia -stroke, traumatic birth, etc) or idiopathic apraxia (meaning no known cause).
Check out how our team is progressing towards its goal and keep pushing to help us achieve it. Your donation goes to 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.
Thank you again for your support in this very important cause.