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A Parent's Guide To Psychological Assessment of Apraxic Children

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A Parent's Guide To Psychological Assessment of Apraxic Children

[Source] Apraxia-Kids

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By: Tim Sass

NB: This article is written for the parents of children who have Childhood Apraxia of Speech and related problems. We publish it here because we know that therapists like to give their client's caregivers as much information as possible.

I am neither a psychologist, speech-language pathologist, or a lawyer. However, as a parent of an apraxic child I have had to make decisions about psychological testing and have had to deal with school officials seeking evaluations of my daughter. What I have learned about psychological testing and related legal issues has come from a variety of sources, including reading professional articles, discussions with psychologists and speech-language pathologists, and material I have gleaned from the Internet. Although I am not a health professional or attorney, I feel that I have learned a lot in my role as a parent and advocate for my child and would like to share what I have learned. Following are common questions regarding psychological testing of apraxic children and some information and opinions on each.

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