The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publicly funded charity whose mission is to strengthen support systems for children with apraxia so that each child is afforded his or her best opportunity to develop speech and communication.
To that end, CASANA is accepting applications for its 2017 iPads for Apraxia program. Now in its sixth year, the annual program supports the role of the supervised use of iPads for children with apraxia with the aim of giving them a means to communicate and enhancing their speech practice.
To qualify, children must be between the ages of 3 and 18 and live in the United States or Canada. Children also must have a formal diagnosis of childhood apraxia from a speech language pathologist and currently be participating in speech therapy. Priority will be given to older children with significant speech issues; children with severe apraxia; and/or children who participated in the 2016 Walk for Children with Apraxia.
Applicants must be a parent or guardian of a child with speech apraxia, and the child's family must meet CASANA's financial requirements.
Applications, which are reviewed three times a year, will only be accepted by postal mail or alternative mail carrier. Emailed or faxed applications will be returned with no exceptions. Application deadlines for 2017 are March 1, June 1, and August 1.
See the CASANA website for complete program guidelines, financial requirements, and application instructions.