Showing posts from July, 2019


Confidence is a choice. Confidence is my choice. The Apraxia Conference and conversations with fellow attendees all lead to a common topic: Confidence.  How are you so confident speaking?  I wish I had an ounce of that confidence.  So on and so forth.  I am not downplaying these remarks, confidence on the apraxia journey-or life journeys without Apraxia-is perplexing.  Confidence appears arrogant if expressed inappropriately.  Confidence appears insecure if expressed without humility.  Confidence is difficult . People mistake confidence for being a characteristic, or a person's trait. It's just "how they are." To that, I disagree.  Confidence is a choice. It's a constant, almost daily choice that a person makes. One doesn't wake up and say "I'm going to be confident from here on out."  Um, no! If I let you in on a little secret, my confidence was tested at that Apraxia Conference. It always

Conference Realizations

Just got back from the Apraxia Kids Conference in Pittsburgh. The information and expertise at your fingertips, every minute of the day, for two and a half days; it's empowering and overwhelming, in the best way possible. I wish I could give a breakdown of each session for those reading this, but I cannot do them justice. The respective speakers covered a lot of material in so little of time; from techniques for fellow SLP's, the potential role of Genetics and the Brain on a child with CAS, other diagnoses that may play a role in this journey, firsthand experiences, and even Fathers' and Siblings' perspectives as well. Simply put, there is something for everyone at this conference. But, for me, this conference; I struggled with my own identity and what niche I related to. Sure I am a blogger and on the board, but even these are a small niche with a group of 500+ people. You see, I am not an SLP. I am not a Parent with a child diagnosed. I am no longer an old