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The Late Talker

Read more about The Late Talker, a new book for families of children who are late to talk.

 

EFA Resources

There are many ways to increase the amount of EFAs in you or your child's diet. You can for one increase the amount of fish. However, due to concerns of mercury which are recognized by the Institute of Medicine and the FDA, you may want to be aware of the types of fish you or your child consume. (Click here to read info from FDA / 20-20 / Consumer Reports / Dr. Stordy and other links) Try to stick to fish that is "low on the food chain" like sardines vs. swordfish or shark. Mercury adheres to the muscle of the fish-and mercury can only adhere to protein, for this reason, it is impossible according to Dr. Katz for any fish oil to contain mercury. However, fish oil can be rancid-so please only purchase Essential Fatty Acids from reputable companies that will verify their products purity in writing.

n the Cherab scientific reports you will find that most children benefited from the Omega 3 and Omega 6 formula called ProEFA. You can purchase Efalex-which is an Omega 3 Omega 6 formula similar to ProEFA at GNC. Efalex recommends a higher dosage of 4 to 8 capsules a day vs. the much lower dosage of 1 to 2 capsules a day recommendation of ProEFA. You can also purchase Ultimate Omega - an Omega 3 Omega 6 formula like ProEFA made by the same company. There are many others manufacturers of EFAs out there, and most are inexpensive to try. You may wonder however, "How do you get 'fish oil' into a child?!!" or, "Can I give EFAs to my baby who's showing signs of being a late talker?" Click here to read up on this!

Here are some online resources for EFAs from reputable companies.

ProEFA, ProEPA,  DHA Jr,  ProEFA Jr. (New) Coromega, DMG, Efalex, Flax Seed Oil, The LCP Solution Book, Ocean Essentials, Omega Tek, TMG, Ultimate Omega The Late Talker Book

 

Some Online EFA (and other) Resources:

PRO EFA (Nordic Naturals) From Shop In Service For CHERAB
This is the professional line of the child friendly, third person tested for purity form of EFA. ProEFA is the mixture of DHA (omega 3) GLA (omega 6) and EPA, and is the formula that will be used in upcoming research as a result of successful anecdotal case reports from professionals discussed at Cherab's first conference for apraxic children. New ProEFA Jr., Kaufman Speech Kits, and other products that may help your child's communication found here as well.

ProEFA, ProEPA, Kaufman Speech Kit, and other products that may help from Shop In Service for CHERAB

"Spring Into Speech Special!"
Three bottles of ProEFA for a discount ...and with FREE 2 day Priority Mail USPS shipping!
Spring Into Speech Special from Shop In Service for CHERABl

The Late Talker Book

This is the book co authored by Marilyn Agin MD, developmental pediatrician and Medical Director for NYC Early Intervention, Lisa Geng President and Founder of CHERAB Foundation which led the awareness and the professional anecdotal trials of EFAs use for apraxic/speech impaired children, Co Founder of Speechville, and parent of two late talkers, and Malcolm NIcholl, International Journalist and also Co Author of The LCP Solution book with Dr. Stordy. There is an entire chapter of The Late Talker devoted to information about EFAs including: the research, the stories from others, and the medical reasons as to how they may benefit your late talker child.

The Late Talker Book

Ultimate Omega
This is the commercial line of ProEFA, the child friendly, third person tested for purity form of EFA. Ultimate Omega is the mixture of DHA (omega 3) GLA (omega 6) and EPA, and is the formula that will be used in upcoming research as a result of successful anecdotal case reports from professionals discussed at Cherab's first conference for apraxic children.
Nordic Naturals

Ocean Essentials
More research on how various essential fatty acids are healthy for us.
Ocean Essentials

Coromega
Coromega is an Omega-3 dietary supplement from fish oil, with DHA and EPA, and provides health benefits for the heart, joints, skin, and brain.
http://www.coromega.com/

Efalex
Efamol Efalex with DHA contains necessary essential
fatty acids necessary for brain function.
EFalex Online

Equazen Eye Q

Equazen's special interest is Omega 3 and Omega 6 long chain fatty acids. Our nutritional supplements are made from the highest-grade marine and botanical oils, and reflect the latest research in the field of lipid metabolism. As such, the main intention of this site is to provide you with quality information that supports the rationale behind our range." Great Q and A section here. Please email us and let us know if this product helps your child with speech. EyeQ is not really known yet in the US. Equazen Eye Q

DMG and TMG
Kirkmanlabs

O mega TEK EPA
Fatty Acid Complex

Flaxseed
Natures Path
Natural Ovens

Glutent And Casem Free Diet
GFDiet

Read about Carnosine or Carn-Aware and how this may help too

Join The Cherab Foundation GroupList
Great site to learn about speech disorders like apraxia, and therapies that might help including EFA's from others. Our group list has information exchange from various medical, speech and educational professionals, and updates about current research. You can post your questions here. Once you are a member, you can also access the archives and research past posts. Option of no email web only
Cherab GroupList

Join The Speech Diet List Serve
Great site to learn about EFA's from others. You can post your questions to the list. Once you are a member, you can also access the archives and research past posts.
Speech Diet List

FDA and 20/20 opinions on Mercury
is information from 20/20 TV, where they talked about mercury poisoning with medical and other authorities who spoke about a link between mercury poisoning and neurological conditions, including...language! This information was revealed to all of us by Dr. Patricia Kane at our January 2001 meeting before 20/20 and the FDA released their findings.
This page includes

  . Mercury Information From FDA
  . Mercury Information From 20/20 TV
  . Mercury Information From Autism site which relates to apraxia
  . Information from Dr. Stordy about mercury, and importance of DHA (from fish)

Information On Drugs Found Interesting
Drug Information

Official Statement from The First Scientific Conference Dedicated to the Therapy of Verbal Apraxia/Dyspraxia! You may want to explore the archives of our grouplist.

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