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