Be My Guest…Writer, that is!

By Leslie Lindsay What have you got to lose? Get in touch!

I am always looking for great writing from parents, grandparents, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), educators, and even kiddos about apraxia (CAS). It’s fun and easy to get the word out, inspire and empower others, share your experiences, and ultimately help someone walking the same apraxia path. Plus, your work will be shared with a great audience (I’ll promote via Facebook and Twitter before and after your post goes live).

Here are some ideas:

  • Share your favorite apraxia moment. This could be the time your child said he loved you for the first time, when you heard her string together several phrases, when your child was dismissed from speech thearpy…or some other lovely achievment.
  • Tips & Ideas for parents new to the diagnosis.
  • A really bad day with apraxia…and how you overcame it.
  • Your efforts to increase apraxia awareness. Share about your support/education group, your walk, your charity/organization.
  • Tell us all about how you make speech fun at home. Have you created a fun game or scavenger hunt, developed a fun routine your child adores, or something else?
  • How do you take time for yourself? Mom to mom, parent to parent, why is this important and what can you learn about yourself and your child if you take this much needed time?
  • Tell us about great books, magazines, on-line resources that have helped you tackle apraxia…how about ones that have helped your child?
  • Other products you love–thearpy toys, iPads/apps, music, games, etc. As long as you think it helps with speech and language development–share it!
  • Quotes, poems, motivation, or insight about children & speech
  • Share your struggles and triumphs with IEPs, 504s
  • Other ideas you have are always welcome!!

***Please email me at so we discuss***


Here are a few Guidelines:

  • Please only send original, unpublished work. Don’t just copy from your own blog or from another blogger’s blog.
  • Please edit your own work and be sure you are 100% happy with your piece before you email it to me. I simply can’t dedicate time to editing your work.Writing and author fall 2013 005
  • Try to keep your piece between 500-750 words. Bullet points help busy folks read helpful content quickly, but aren’t necessary.

When you submit your piece please include –

  • Your name. Some like to remain first-name only, first name and last initial. Think about how you’d like to be recognized.
  • Your blog URL (if you have one) so I can link back to your site.
  • If you want to add social media to your post, please do. This includes your website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. Totally optional!
  • Your bio. Nothing to stress about! Who you are, what you do, your interest in apraxia, etc.
  • A photograph of yourself – a lovely, clear picture please
  • One or two quality pictures to compliment your post (if you don’t own the images state where you found them)
  • Your mailing address. I always follow-up with hand-written thank you notes. It’s old fashioned, sure but who doesn’t love a little “fun mail?!”
  • Submit all of the above as attachments to

I cannot wait to share your enthusiasm for childhood apraxia of speech…let’s spread the word!

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