All information is reviewed by the Cherab professional advisory board
About Speech / Language Delays and Disorders
Late Talker handout by the Cherab Foundation
The Late Talker Book
The Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate The Late Talker book
Press Release for The Late Talker book
Includes the full review from Richard D. Lavoie, M.S., M.Ed .
Apraxia? What's that?!
Answers from Cherab advisor developmental pediatrician, Marilyn Agin, MD
Delay versus Disorder
Links to help you understand the sometimes confusing terminology
Speech Therapy Matrix
How much therapy is needed?
ADHD and Speech and Language disorders
Why underlying speech and language disorders in conditions from ADHD and autism to dyslexia and DSI need to be addressed.
Mark R. Geier, MD, Ph.D.
Article about rise in speech and langauge disorders in the past 10 years
Questions and Answers
Late Talker or Apraxia?
'Silent No More' a story written by Julie Hoffmann M.A., CCC-SLP, President of the Missouri Speech Language Hearing Association that anyone that cares for a child with a speech delay or a speech disorder can relate to
"Our Fourth Child"
Thoughts from a mom with 4 special needs kids
"What's Wrong With Him?"
A humorous response to a common question (with another reason why your child may not be talking (humor)
Parent Friendly Signs of Verbal Apraxia
Parent Friendly Signs of Oral Apraxia
Written with help from Cherab advisor Sara R. Johnson, CCC-SLP
Parent Friendly Signs of "Soft Signs " to look for in late talkers...and are late talkers on the rise?
A Reason To Know
The Warning Signs by a parent who learned from Dr. Marilyn Agin
Useful information about apraxia to help you better understand the disorder
Quotes regarding the importance of early intervention for children with apraxia
One On One Therapy
Sight and Language
"See who helps our children have a voice," and great piece from a professional about "Sight and Apraxia."
Developmental Milestones Information
LD Online: Late Blooming or Language Problem?
LD Online: Speech and Language Milestone Chart and Activities
The course of children's development is mapped using a chart of developmental milestones.
Speech and Language Development in Adopted Children
This web site is designed to provide answers to the many questions parents and professionals have about language learning following international adoption.
Language Development Charts
English Language Milestones for children adopted between 0 - 30 months
Internationally adopted children:
The signs of speech and language delay/disorder in young adopted children.
Twins/Multiples: Speech and Language Development
Late onset of speech, and speech and language difficulties, including stuttering, are more common in twins than in singletons.
Don't let your verbal disabled child fall through the cracks
Major Autism and Speech/Language Disorder Organizations Release Joint Statement
Non profit group speaks up for children who live in a world of silence
Schools of Fish Help Children Learn to Talk
God Save the Little Silent Children (Canaries In The Coal Mine)
Moving and need some help, visit Cherab Moves
Effects of Diet
First Apraxia Conference initiated and hosted by Cherab Foundation "EFA as a therapeutic intervention?" Apraxia Conference Information May 2003
Special thanks to Cherab and Speechville.com professional advisors and others booked by Lisa Geng for agreeing to speak "pro bono" at this conference to Introduction to EFAs by Robert Katz, PhD
How did the First Apraxia Conference come about?
Places to purchase EFA, DHA, LCP, GLA, EPA, etc.
Answers to commonly asked questions such as, "How do you get 'fish oil' into a child?!" and "Can you give EFAs to a baby who is showing signs of being a late talker?"
Carnosine?! What's carnosine?!
Clinical studies by pediatric neurologist Dr. Chez
FDA - 20/20 report on Mercury
Find out about the relationship between mercury, from fish like swordfish, and neurologically based disorders like apraxia
Letters to the Institute of Medicine
Regarding mercury and PUFAs (fish oil)
Dr. Stordy's New Book - A "Must-Read"!
Mercury Levels and Neurological Conditions
FDA Announces Advisory on Methyl Mercury in Fish
20/20 TV segment: Mercury in Fish Threatens Unborn
Mercury Information From Autism Site (as it Relates to Apraxia)
Mercury Contamination: A Critical Issue from Dr. Stordy
Cherab online grouplist Become a member of our group to both chat with others as well as search the thousands of past messages for answers from medical, speech and educational professionals and parents. (We suggest joining on digest for this high volume active international grouplist. No email web only version membership option available too.)
Cherab/ Echo /Speechville message boards Become a member and then choose a topic -or two or three...Search for answers here too. A more intimate way to chat with others internationally since these boards are fairly new.
Cherab special announcement grouplist Become a member to become the first to learn about the many special upcoming announcements for conferences, and media events. (We suggest joining this group on the individual mail option since the only messages going out will be those you will kick yourself if you miss)
Phonological Awareness Activities
by Cherab advisor Paula Tallal PhD, co-creator of Fast ForWord
Pre-School Ideas For Apraxia School IEP Links
by Pediatric Occupational Therapist Moira Kowalczyk
More Accompanying Conditions from our partner site Speechville
Typically, a sign that a "late-talking" child that may have a speech impairment, and not a simple delay in speech, is when the child has accompanying conditions.
Feeding & Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia) is characterized by difficulty with normal oral feeding or swallowing.
Families Relate their Experiences
Letter To Parents
Letter from founder and president of Cherab Foundation
Letter from VP of Cherab Foundation
Work And Family
Lightning sometimes strikes twice with "late talkers"
Stacey's Son - A Very Tough Year
Story featured in Exceptional Parent from a former secretary for Children's Apraxia Network (nonprofit group formed by Lisa Geng before Cherab Foundation.) Cherab Foundation
Members Your Stories
Success Stories There is hope!
Self-Help and Meeting Other Families and Professionals
Other support groups that share the same goals and resources.
Anyone can start a support group!
Personal stories to encourage more support
Self Help LinksTV Families
Some of our families who have helped raise awareness for our children on TV.
Trip to NY Inside Edition TV
Trip to NY CN8 TV
Past Conferences and Events
What Insurance Quotes are Good To Use?
What Insurance Strategies are Good To Use?
What Insurance Codes are Good To Use?
Low Cost Insurance