Monday, May 21, 2012

Interview for He Talks Funny by Jeanne Buesser

He Talks Funny: A Heartwarming Story of Everyday Life

Come and join me as I talk with author Jeanne Buesser on Stories From Unknown Authors about her book He Talks Funny on @ 3 pm EST on Wednesday the 22nd.

  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (September 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452025959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452025957


    Jeanne Buesser is President of the nonprofit grassroots organization, Apraxia Network of Bergen County (New Jersey) and is a parent of two special needs children. She also has a few articles published in the Exceptional Parent Magazine “Dealing with a Parents Worst Nightmare” Feb 2002 Issue. Parentguide Magazine, “The Quiet Child”, August 2008 Issue. The, "Going From Darkness To Light” Feb 2008 issue, and supplemental insert, Special Child, “Climbing The Mountain”, August 2008. Ms.Buesser has also been interviewed on, and by, radio and tv. She also has a public service announcement on on apraxia, and has spoken at conferences, including Learning Disability Association Of New Jersey. Furthermore, in 2005, Ms.Buesser was presented the "Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award" by the Volunteers of Morris County. In 2009, she was nominate d for "Volunteer of the Year" from the Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey. Many of the articles and interviews mentioned above can be found on the the Links page

  • Summary:

  • This is a simple story that takes a look at a complicated speech disorder called Apraxia. Jeanne Buesser tells of a young boy with Apraxia at camp, his difficulty making friends, and his mother who advocates for him.
    This is a simply told story that teaches children about Apraxia, a severe neurological disorder that controls the input from the brain to the oral motor muscles which provides speech. Educating people who are around children who have Apraxia is very important. In the story, Joey is at a camp with children who don't want to socialize with him because they can't understand what he's saying. This leads to sadness for Joey. But once a counselor talks with Joey's mother does she begin to understand what is going on and can then explain to other camp members so they understand as well and don't tease Joey for it.
    This story is full of information about Apraxia, the signs, the stages and much more. This book is perfect for children who are around someone who has Apaxia, who wants to know more about it and for children who have this disorder. Special education teachers and speech therapists will also benefit from it. Educating children about Apraxia can lead to  the acceptance of others who are struggling with this disorder everyday. The author does an excellent job getting this information out there.


    1. Hi Renee, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    2. Thank you for stopping by on my blog, and appreciate your comment. I had a look at your books that you wrote, and they sound awesome, they reminded me a bit about Enid Blyton's "Famous Five" and "secret seven", now I am showing my age. Keep up the good work, and if you ever want someone to review your books I will more than delighted to do so :)