We are very excited to announce
that due to the growth of our other nonprofit Children's Apraxia
Network, and the partnership with Dr. Marilyn Agin, we
started a new nonprofit foundation called CHERAB Foundation Inc. which
Help, Education, Research,
Apraxia Base Foundation.
We realized the need
for a nonprofit that was able to outreach anywhere in the world, and
that could provide
funding for a
broader base of research and education projects that promote healthy
language development, with a focus on verbal apraxia in children, and
Early Intervention. Our websites and email list will be
the same as usual, but they will now be under the CHERAB Foundation
to Seton Hall University Law School!
are proud to announce that we were voted
as the primary recipient of Seton Hall University's
School's Competitive Grant. more...
to this grant, as well as the continued wonderful support
of our current
sponsors and others, the CHERAB Foundation continues to work towards
our goals to::
Provide subsidized screenings for speech and language, as well as subsidized
group therapy for the children.
Begin various research
projects with participating hospitals, physicians and speech and
language pathologists. (Names to be announced soon.)
Create much needed new
schools/ and or educational programs for apraxic and other language
Raise awareness to the
medical community, which will raise awareness to the general public,
about apraxia, and the importance of Early Intervention for any child
who is non verbal at 2. Our goal is to have professionals
and parents learn the benefits of Early Intervention, even for children
who it is believed "only have a delay in speech."
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Late Talker vs Apraxia /
WHO WE ARE
CHERAB Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization,
a partnership of families and professionals working together to provide
support and information for those who care for children that are late
talkers, or for those diagnosed with apraxia.
Our goal to is raise awareness about the importance of Early Diagnosis
and Early Intervention. We also wish to raise awareness about the
world's number one disability, communication disorders, and when, how
and where to go for help.
LATE TALKER VS. APRAXIA?
WHAT IS APRAXIA?
Apraxia is a neurologically based, severe speech
disorder. Children diagnosed with apraxia need daily, intensive,
appropriate therapy. Apraxia does not affect a child's cognitive
ability: many children with apraxia are above average intelligence. If you would like an
opinion about your child from a medical expert, you should know about
our website's NEWEST feature, "Ask The
Most people view young apraxic children as "late
talkers". The problem is that not enough people know what
apraxia is to consider it a possibility.
Unlike "late talkers" who have a simple
delay of speech, children with apraxia do not "grow out of
it." With early
intervention and appropriate speech therapy,
most apraxic children will learn to talk, and be understood.
THE CHERAB FOUNDATION CURRENTLY OFFERS:
The ability to begin various research
projects that will benefit our member's apraxic children in the
short run, and all apraxic children in the long run
Distribution of pamphlets, posters and flyers to be sent to Speech and
Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Early
Intervention Offices, schools and physician offices, as well as to the
media, to further our outreach efforts.
resources and emotional as well as practical support.
Family planned events
Information learned at our meetings which
outreaches for free to anyone in the world through our email
thousands more families like these
Learning More Today
Can Help Give A Child A Smile And A Voice Tomorrow!
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