Stockton College students will honor children with apraxia at the Fourth Annual South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech event on Saturday, April 13, at Stockton College. Over the last three years, more than 600 total participants joined the walk that helped bring local awareness to the motor speech disorder and raised to date over $60,000 to benefit important programs and research of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).
“I am organizing the walk because I feel that it is very important to spread the word about apraxia,” said Kristina Sabado, who is coordinating this Walk for her first year for the South Jersey area. Sabado is a junior speech-language pathology major at Stockton College and an officer for the Speech and Hearing Club.
“These children work so hard and they want their voices to be heard. I personally wanted to be able to help them succeed and fortunately I was given the opportunity to do so.”
The Fourth Annual South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech is open to all adults and children. On-site registration and check-in begins at 10:00 AM, with the Walk starting promptly at 10:30 AM. A raffle and barbeque lunch will follow the conclusion of the Walk. Anyone interested in participating should contact Sabado at firstname.lastname@example.org OR visit the website at http://secure.apraxia-kids.org/southjerseywalk for more information, to register, or to make a donation.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder in children. This little known disorder makes it difficult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/or words despite having a good understanding of language. The Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech is held as a means to heighten awareness and to benefit important funding for CASANA programs and apraxia research.