Author Archives: Jennifer Walker, MS

About Jennifer Walker, MS

I currently blog about mindfulness, meaningful life-learning, Montessori and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Reasons to Attend The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Conference

Last year I attended my first Childhood Apraxia of Speech conference.  My son had been officially diagnosed for about a year and was beginning kindergarten.  Although we had a diagnosis,  the support from the community and professionals was just not … Continue reading

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While School May End, Learning Does Not

By now all of the schools in our community have let out for the summer.  My youngest finished Kindergarten at our local public school so I know first hand the excitement and relief that summer break means.  No more early … Continue reading

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My Son is Stronger Than Me

My son is in his third year of intensive speech therapy and recently started Kindergarten. Although he has several approximations , he has yet to say a complete sentence with zero errors.   As a parent, I teeter on feelings of … Continue reading

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My Apraxia Awareness Message : We Need More Positive Experiences

We are finishing up our second school year of speech therapy.  I consider myself a fairly patient person but truth is I have come to realize that working with our school system has been an uphill battle.  I have cried … Continue reading

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Let it Go

The process of receiving these stickers from my son reminds me regularly to let go of my fears and worries that come from being mother of a child with a speech disorder.
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Williamsburg on a Whim 

We have now been to Williamsburg , VA three times and each time has been a different experience.  The first trip was a week long excursion seeing many sites.  Our second trip was on the way to Washington DC so … Continue reading

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Maria Montessori: The Answer to the Education Problem 100 Years Later

“Our children are noticeably different from those others who have grown up within the grey walls of the common schools.  Our little pupils have the serene and happy aspect and the frank and open friendliness of the person who feels … Continue reading

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