The Parish School Blog

Jan 8, 2019

Nancy Kaufman: The Apraxia “Guru” and her Methodology

Nationally recognized expert in childhood apraxia of speech, Nancy Kaufman, has provided training and consultation services to The Carruth Center and The Parish School since 2009. She will be on campus this week, working with clinicians and their clients, and holding an adult education seminar for families of children who have CAS. Learn more about Nancy Kaufman and the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocal, the treatment methodology used by Carruth and Parish therapists.
Oct 16, 2018

A Parent’s Guide to Apraxia

Receiving the news that your child has childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) can be devasting, shocking and confusing. Because this speech/sound disorder is rare—occurring in 1-2 children per 1,000—many doctors, educators, professionals and even speech-language pathologists have minimal understanding of CAS, its causes, characteristics and treatment. Listed below is what YOU should know about childhood apraxia of speech.
Apr 17, 2018

Developing Social Skills for More Than a Decade in Children Who Have Learning Difficulties

What began as passion and determination for supporting students who struggle socially, has turned into a program turning a decade old with clients from across the Houston area. How the Social Thinking program has developed at The Parish School.
Oct 3, 2017

Communication: Building a Solid Foundation for School Success

Parents and caregivers have many questions about how to best prepare their young child for school success. Knowing that children who have communication delays are at greater risk for future reading and writing difficulties, it’s wise to consider what we can do now to build a solid foundation for future learning. While many promote flashcards, workbooks, and educational computer games as the answer to school readiness, longstanding child development research provides a different solution – communication.