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a severe neurological disorder which controls the input from the brain to the oral motor muscles which provides speech. It is like having a loose wire or connection in the brain,and is a very frustrating disorder for the child and parents going through it. The children cannot produce the correct sounds to verbally make themselves understood. Children with Apraxia may have learning problems also.
About Apraxia Network
Who we are...
We are a northern New Jersey non-profit support group for families of children/adults with all aspects of Apraxia, located in Paramus. We are a New Jersey State Dept of Education Reg. Provider for CEU’s.
Professionals are welcome to attend/join our group. Please indicate if you are a parent/professional when contacting us.
OUR GOAL is to provide literature, networking with other parents, support and the newest information in the field. We are also affiliated with the LDA of New Jersey and the non-profit Cherab Foundation.
Apraxia is a severe neurological disorder which controls the input from the brain to the oral motor muscles which provides speech. It is like having a loose wire or connection in the brain,and is a very frustrating disorder for the child and parents going through it. The children cannot produce the correct sounds to verbally make themselves understood. Children with Apraxia may have learning problems also.
Remember, you’re not alone! We’re here to help. Please also check out our calendar.
Who is Jeanne Buesser?
Apraxia Network provides a robust list of providers and organizations.
**ON BOARD OF TRUSTEES
***ADVISORY BOARD SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS/OTHER SPECIALISTS
Disclaimer information was current when posted. Please contact the providers to get updated information.
See contact page for contact information
**Joanne Hinchman-Giuffre, MA, CCC-slp
550 Kinderkamack Road, Center Building, Suite 228
Oradell, New Jersey 07649
office • 201-265-5201
Ann Marie Agnello
Special Education Advocate
Phone: (201) 670-6094
Lauren Zimet, MS,
CCC/SLP Healthy Foundations Program
Phone: (404) 944-9561
*** Dr. Vincent D’Amico, Psy.D.
ADD/ADHD Diagnostic and Treatment Center
Family Stress Reduction Institute
293 Christian Herald Rd # A
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Phone: (845) 353-2229
also in Westchester County at (914) 631-9233
Visit us: http://www.drvinnie.com/ and www.familystressreduction.com
*** Dr. Ruth Nass,
Professor at NYU Clinical Neurology
NYU Medical Center
Phone: (212) 263-7753
Dr. Thomas Campione,
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
Bergen Chiropractic Neurology Center
300 Knickerbocker Rd
Cresskill, NJ 07626
Phone: (201) 569-0500
Visit us at:www.bergencnc.com
*Jodi Schechtman, MA-CCC-SLP
Jodi schechtman speech services
1930 east rt 70 marlton pike
Cherry Hill NJ 08003 Suite C 17
The Communication Station
Smadar Calandri, CCC-SLP
*Shelby Camhi, MA CCC-SLP
661 Palisade Ave. Suite A4
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Phone: (201) 567-0300
Phone: (201) 327-6732
Phone: (201) 847-1950
*Janet M. Krebs, MS,
CCC-SLP Communication Therapy Center
Phone: (908) 598-0228
*Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA,
CCC-SLP Licensed Speech Pathologist
Level 6 Certified Talk Tools
Specializing in OPT, Feeding, Myofunctional and PROMPT NJ Kids’ Top Doctors 2012
480 Bergen Blvd. Suite 3 Ridgefield, NJ 07657
*Carolyn Noble (Wanaque)
Phone: (973) 839-6990
SLP Advantage Speech & Language services
North Franklin Turnpike Suite 202
Hohokus, NJ 07423
Phone: (201) 675-7309
or (845) 590-8586
Visit us at: http://www.helpyoutalk.com
*Laurie Preefer (Ramsey)
*Susan Rothschild, Founder,
MS, CCC-SLP Horizon Speech Therapy Services
381 Park Street, Suite 1A
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
Phone: (201) 880-6009
Phone: (201) 391-8376
Phone: (201) 767-9140(
*STARS* Solomon Therapeutics & Resource Specialists
Phone: (973) 696-3928
Visit us at: www.speechtherapystars.com
Cheryl Schmotolocha, MS,
CCC/SLP ABC Therapy Services
71 Franklin Turnpike
Waldwick, NJ 07463
ChildWorks Therapy Center
32 Gibraltar Drive
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Phone: (862) 219-5678
Fax: (862) 219-5399
Alyson Quintavalle, M.S.
CCC- SLP Shine Bright Speech
Rachel Fisch-Kaplan, MS.
Clinical Director of Communikids
(a speech/languagePROMPT trained/occupational therapy practice)
57 Union Place, Suite 315
Summit, NJ 07901
164 West 79th Street Suite 1C
New York, NY 10024
Chris Genute, LDTC
Law Offices of Christine Ann Soto
140 E. Ridgewoood Avenue, Suite 415,
Paramus, NJ 07652
* 6407 Bergenline Avenue,
West New York, NJ 07093
520 White Plains Road, Suite 500-826,
Tarrytown, NY 10591
By appointment only
Office (201) 861-9100
Mobile (201) 320-3626
Fax (201) 490-1783
675 Morris Ave, Ste 200
Springfield, NJ 07081
Hillary D. Freeman, Esq.
Freeman Law Offices, LLC
103 Carnegie Center, Suite 300
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Tel: (609) 955-3529
Fax: (609) 228-6909
Debra J. Horowitz, Esq.
Chaye Lamm- ot www.potsot.com/workshops
training with a purpose
Dr Irina Volynsky
clinical director psychologist/
fort lee, NJ
New private support source for grandparents and loved ones:.https://www.facebook.com/groups/166047073593819/
Emerson Dickman and Margaret Mignona,
Special Ed Lawyers Pediatric Specialists:
Dr. Leonard Silverstein
82 East Allendale Rd.
Saddle River, NJ (201) 236-8282
Orthodontics by Dr. Barry Raphael
(really understands myofunctional disorders)
1425 Broad St.
Pediatric Opthamology Associates
1 West Ridgewood Ave.
Pediatric Dentist (Special Needs),
Dr. Marco Ramos
6 Prospect St.
Midland Park, NJ
Dr. Jonathan Lesserson
400 Old Hook Rd.
Westwood, NJ (201) 664-9800
Low Vision Internet Access Filtering Sensory Processing Issues At Home Cleaner Indoor Air & Chemical Sensitivities Campaign Home Modifications for Disabilities – Checklists and Funding Home Modifications and Selling Your Home Special Needs Safety Near Construction Sites Renters’ Rights for Tenants with Disabilities http://civilrights.findlaw.com/discrimination/rental-housing-rights-for-disabled-tenants.html
Moving for Seniors and People with Disabilities Finding Credible Medical Information and Advice
Tenants Rights and Housing Assistance for the Disabled Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood Transition to Adulthood: Home Remodeling for Young Adults with Special Needs Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City? The 9 Most Hazardous Chemicals for People With Special Needs Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs https://americanaddictioncenters.org/
- Apraxia Network (join their group on Facebook)
- Apraxia Network digest
- Double Rainbow
- Parents’ Point of View (Jeanne’s new blog)
- The Cherab Foundation (also on Facebook)
- Say it with Symbols! (also on Facebook)
- Renee Gatz’s Blog Author of “Wise Words & Witty Expressions”
- www.snpcafe.com ( support group for special needs)
- also check out mom2momnj/com.
- Hobbies and Activities for Special Needs
- Planning for the Future for Seniors with Special Needs
- Teaching the Art of Cooking to People with Disabilities
- Assistive Technology Buying Guide
- Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors
- Should They Stay or Should They Go: Selling a Home with Modifications
- Resources for Traveling with Disabilities
- Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors
- Travelling Abroad with a Disability
- Child Bullying Due to Wearing Glasses
- Children’s Eye Health Guide
- Birth Injuries
- Erb’s Palsey
Jeanne in the news:
• Paramus Mother Brings Awareness to Apraxia with Children’s Book by Brandon Lee (Paramus Patch)
• Speaking loudly on talking ‘funny’ by Bryan Wassel (NorthJersey.com)
• Author aims to educate public about autism spectrum by Kelly Nicholaides (NorthJersey.com/South Bergenite)
Jeanne was also featured in 201 Magazine February 2010 edition. The Jewish Standard Paper, Sept/Oct edition on page 6 in the children’s section.
Articles by Jeanne:
- “Climbing the Mountain” from The Special Parent (pg. 38, ’08/’09 edition)
- “Dealing with A Parent’s Worst Nightmare” from Exceptional Parent (Feb ’02)
- “Going from Darkness to Light” from The Parent Paper (pg. 30, Feb ’08 issue)
- “The Quiet Child” from Parent Guide (Aug ’08)
Note: Editor changed Apraxia to Childhood Apraxia of Speech, as it wasn’t appropriate for older children.
- Paramus post link
- Resources for Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Bergen County
- Look on channels 118, and 78 of cablevisionof new jersey for the feature on apraxia, times, 8am, 10:30pm, 2:30pm, 6;00pm, 10:30pm. To be run from Jan 22- Feb 4th. The link is now listed on Youtube.
- Internet Access – Parents Guide
More links to come!
Video & Audio:
- Jeanne’s YouTube Channel: PSA’s, interviews, and more
- There are 40 million people in the US alone with a communication impairment. Unfortunately most don’t care about communication impairments- why we are here, where we are? We are looking to change that. As parents and professionals we can. We can do this! You can see more in a documentary that Jeanne Buesser was involved in about these impairments at https://vimeo.com/191837879.
- Children’s & Young Adult Books about Disabilities
- He Talks Funny (Jeanne Buesser’s new childrens’ book about Apraxia.)
- The Late Talker: What to Do If Your Child Isn’t Talking Yet by Dr. Marilyn C. Agin, Lisa F. Geng, Malcolm Nicholl
- LCP Solution by Dr. Stordy & Dr. Nicholls
- The Parents Guide to Speech and Language Problems by Debbie Feit, with Heidi M. Feldman, MD, PhD
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