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29th Jul

2016

Orange County Walk for Childhood Apraxia
Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 10:00am (check-in begins at 9:00am)
Venue: Colonel Bill Barber Memorial Park
Location: 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92673

The Orange County Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech is an event geared toward raising funding for programs and research on apraxia, raising awareness and, above all, is “a chance to celebrate the efforts, persistence, and resilience of children with apraxia,” according to the Walk’s info page.

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

What is apraxia?Childhood apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder. Children with apraxia have problems forming sounds, syllables, and words, because the brain has problems planning the movements needed for speech. Their understanding of language “is usually much better than their ability to express it.” This rare disorder is particularly difficult to treat without an extensive network of well-trained professionals. Funding from the walk goes toward the many different elements of overcoming apraxia: from research and training professionals, to providing families and communities with information and support.

 

 

(image from info page)

The walk will begin at 10:00am and will be a 1-mile loop around Bill Barber Park. There will be “refreshments and snacks, a community resource faire, and children’s activities, which will include an obstacle course, an interactive music performance, face painting, and more!”

Meghan with Play Your Part will be providing the interactive music performance, so come by and participate if you attend!

As of July 29th, the Walk is about $1,200 away from their goal. Make your donation when you register or you can simply make a donation.

Hope to see you there!

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