Recommended Resources

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*The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks. Cute story with the main character's 4 year old son having auditory processing disorder and a significant speech delay.
*Daniel Isn't Talking by Marti Leimbach. In this one, the main character's 3 year old son is autistic and non-verbal, but throughout the story learns to talk.

*Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him by Sally Clarkson and her son Nathan Clarkson.  So much faith-based encouraged about loving the child God gave you.
*The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism by Kristine Barnett.  Such an inspirational read, about a mother whose child was diagnosed with low functioning autism and told the schools would not be able to help her son.  She decided to give him lots of opportunities to pursue what interested him and it helped break him out of his shell and to extraordinary heights.  Highly recommend this read!

Sensory Processing:
*Raising A Sensory Smart Child by Biel and Peske.   Perfect for any parent whose child has sensory processing disorder.
*Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing by Lucy Jane Miller.  Not as many tips/exercises for working with these special kiddos like I was hoping, but LOTS of really good info. 
*Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorderby Maria Rickert Hong.  Lots of information about what causes the symptoms of sensory processing disorder, and how to help your child recover from it with therapies and nutrition.

*Cure Your Child with Food: The Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood Ailments  by Kelly Dorfman Interesting information, plus an entire chapter about proper nutrition and supplementation for children with speech delays and apraxia.
*Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder by Maria Rickert Hong.  Lots of information about what causes the symptoms of sensory processing disorder, and how to help your child recover from it with therapies and nutrition.

*The Late Talker by Agin, Geng and Nicholl  Chock full of information about apraxia, though not very recent statistics or resources.
*Speaking of Apraxia by Leslie Lindsay  Absolutely fabulous resource for parents, written by a mother of a child with apraxia and full of great information and excellent resources to check out.
*Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers by Laura Mize  Full of great tips though not specific for apraxia.

Motor Planning/Coordination:
*Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia, Autism and Other Learning Disabilities by Lisa A Kurtz.  Nice resource full of information and ideas.
*Dyspraxia: The Hidden Handicap by Dr. Kirby.  Though a few chapters are a little discouraging (Dealing with Bullying, Coping with Dyspraxia for Life), the activities for improving motor planning and coordination in a variety of areas are very helpful.

Nutrition and Apraxia
Fish Oil Information
Vitamin B12
Gluten Free Diet
Vitamin E and Omega-3 Fats

*Inspirational Stories:
Daniel Radcliffe and dyspraxia (Harry Potter actor)
Luke Farrell and speech apraxia (Australian triathlete)
Jason Gray and speech impediment (Christian singer)
Kate Hennessy and speech apraxia (set producer in Hollywood)
Albert Einstein and Aspergers and/or speech apraxia (genius.  'nuff said)
Ronda Rousey and speech apraxia (Olympic fighter and martial arts champion)

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