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Late Talker vs. Apraxia?

Ask  Our Developmental Pediatricians...

Marilyn Agin MD

Apraxia...What's that?  (and how do EFAs tie in?)  From a developmental pediatrician's point of view.  By Marilyn Agin MD

EFA...What's that? (and how does apraxia tie in?)  From a scientist's point of view.  by Robert Katz PhD 

Larry Laveman MD

Dr. Agin was our dynamic (standing room only) speaker for our October, 2000 meeting, and more recently presented at The First Apraxia Conference, Summer 2001.  Since then Dr. Agin has been overwhelmed by the amount of calls, and emails that she has received from all over the world.  Since Dr. Agin lectures to the medical communities about apraxia, she is aware that there are still not enough knowledgeable pediatricians around to address parent's medical concerns about late talker vs. apraxia questions.    Dr. Agin is also aware of the strong need for more information and awareness about the speech disorder, apraxia.  She has generously offered to work very closely with the CHERAB Foundation, and this  Late Talker vs. Apraxia website, as our Medical Director.  Part of this includes being able to answer your late talker vs. apraxia questions via our email list.  

After you read the following brief overview of Dr. Agin's varied experience, you'll see why we feel she has the perfect background and credentials to be CHERAB Foundation's Medical Director, and 'the' medical authority who is qualified to answer your questions about your child on Late Talker vs. Apraxia. Read Dr. Marilyn Agin's lecture on apraxia, from a developmental pediatrician's point of view.

Marilyn Agin MD 

Prior to medical school, Dr. Agin received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders and was a practicing speech pathologist treating children and adults. Subsequently, she completed a combined residency in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University Medical Center and the Rusk Institute. She is board certified in both fields.

After residency, Dr. Agin was in charge of the pediatric spinal cord injury program at Children's Specialized Hospital, a premier rehabilitation center in New Jersey, and lectured on the subject. She also performed neurodevelopmental evaluations for infants and children with developmental disorders. After several years at the hospital, Dr. Agin left to join a private practice in General Pediatrics and to continue performing neurodevelopmental evaluations. 

As a practicing pediatrician, Dr. Agin was a keen observer of normal development during the well visits for young patients.  She would often identify children with speech and language disorders, including apraxia of speech, neuromotor delays, sensorimotor dysfunction, and children on the autistic spectrum. 

Currently, Dr. Agin is the Medical Director of the Early Intervention Program for the city of New York-the biggest program of its kind in the country.  In addition, she treats developmentally disabled children in a clinic setting and does private neurodevelopmental evaluations for children of all ages.  She is passionate about early referral for developmental delays and disorders and has lectured to other Pediatricians and participated in numerous workshops on developmental surveillance, screening and assessment.  She is a member of the New York City Chapter of the Committee on Children with Disabilities of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

In November, 1998, Dr. Agin was cited as a “Top Doc” in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by New Jersey Monthly. 

Dr. Agin is married and is the mother of twins

As a mom, I don't know how Dr. Agin manages to do it all!  Early Intervention responsibilities, Private Practice / Patient responsibilities,  and family responsibilities on top of all that, but Dr. Agin also believes this page of the website, and the time she volunteers to answer our questions is so important too!  For this reason however, I want to say the following:

Due to the amount of mail received by Dr. Marilyn Agin she may not be able to respond as quickly as she would like to.  Please know that your question is very important to Dr. Agin, as well as our other medical professionals, and they will answer you as soon as possible.  Thanks for your patience!  

Larry Laveman MD

 Dr. Laveman has generously volunteered his time to helping the CHERAB Foundation.  Dr. Laveman is a developmental pediatrician in New Jersey who is diagnosing apraxia, and is looking forward to being medically involved in apraxia research through CHERAB.  Dr. Laveman has both personal, as well as professional experience in dealing with children with apraxia.  Dr. Laveman, like Dr. Agin, attends the meetings held by the nonprofit CHERAB Foundation.

Dr. Laveman can be reached at:

25 East Willow Street
Millburn, NJ  07041
973-994-0490
Mon-Tues-Fri

376 Route 15, Suite 101
Sparta, NJ  07871
973-579-6700
Weds

506 Third Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030
201-792-8200 (office)
201-418-1424 (secretary/appts)
Thurs.

Biography

bullet BA, Biology – University of Rochester
bullet MS, Medical Biology – Long Island University
bullet MD – University of Salamanca
bullet Residency – Nassau County Medical Center
bullet Fellowship – UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
bullet Medical Director, Center for Children with Special Needs, Jersey City Medical Center, 1994-1999
bullet Director, Child Development, Atlantic Health System, 1999
bullet Developmental Pediatric Specialist, St. Barnabas Medical Center – present
bullet Developmental Pediatric Specialist, InHealth Associates – present
bullet Developmental Pediatric Specialist, Bonsecours New Jersey Health System - present

CHERAB Foundation's EFA Feedback Research
Lori Roth MS CCC SLP distributed and collected completed surveys for our feedback EFA research. 

Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Larry Laveman from St. Barnabas Medical Center in NJ, and other professional colleagues are also on our list to answer your questions, and help Dr. Agin with the huge amount of emails she receives daily.  We have many speech, OT, and educational professionals affiliated with our organization from all over the world on our information list who are also able to answer your questions.  Members on our list will have the benefit of regular "posts" from Dr. Marilyn Agin.  

Another plus,  after you become a member, you have the choice to view all messages on line instead, and receive no emails just by changing your option to "web only"

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To find your way around the CHERAB part of this site please click here for the index.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead, anthropologist

Send mail to Support with technical questions or comments about this web site. 
Copyright © 1998 
Last modified: Friday, June 03, 2005

To find your way around the CHERAB part of this site please click here for the index.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead, anthropologist

Send mail to Support with technical questions or comments about this web site. 
Copyright © 1998 
Last modified: Friday, June 03, 2005

To find your way around the CHERAB part of this site please click here for the index.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead, anthropologist