K-SLP Kaufman Cards Kit 1 Giveaway

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We find ourselves so fortunate to have found Nancy Kaufman and her methods. Henry started speech therapy at around 20 months, and the Kaufman technique at around 26 months. He will be 4 next month and has made tremendous strides! He still gets speech therapy 4x a week at school, but I have a feeling he will be all done by kindergarten, that is the goal. For those of you that have read my blog, and are at the beginning of your journey with apraxia, this should give you hope. I remember a year ago even, wondering if Henry would ever have “normal” communication skills. I worried, worried, and then worried some more. I feel blessed that apraxia isn’t the top thought in my head every day anymore. 

I can relate to the challenges that come along with treating apraxia and advocating for your child. From the therapy costs, insurance battles, and the costs of materials that may help. I’ve been there. I’m still there. I’m excited that Henry has mastered the first Kaufman kit and has moved on to the second. I know there are many of you out there struggling on this journey with apraxia and the cards are worth it, but pricey!  If you could use this first kit, please enter this giveaway and if you like leave a comment telling me a little bit about your child.  A winner will be picked on March 15th. Good luck!

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63 thoughts on “K-SLP Kaufman Cards Kit 1 Giveaway

  1. This is incredibly sweet of you! My son, Griffin, is 3.5, and Apraxic and only has 5 approximations. We are so proud of all his progress, but we just want to do everything in our power for more :)

  2. My son, Logan, is 3 with Global Apraxia. He doesn’t speak any words, Only /a/ sounds. Thank you for posting this giveaway. I look forward to reading your blog!

    Steph S

  3. My son Conner just turned 3 and was diagnosed around 2 1/2…I am a very hands on mom, on top of his 3 speech sessions a week I try to do a mini lesson of my own everyday and work on his Cognitive delay as well as reinforce everything the SLP is doing…..I have heard so much about the Kaufman cards I would love to give them a try…thanks for doing this giveaway :) Katie

    • Hi Katie, it sounds like you are doing everything right. Henry was diagnosed at 22 months and I got him as much therapy as I could right away and as well did a ton of “work” at home (disguised as play of course). I feel it really made a difference and getting started at a young age helped as well. Does your SLP use the Kaufman technique? It would be great to work in tandem with him/her. Good luck!

  4. Our little guy, Tyler, is 3 and a half. He was diagnosed at age two. We quickly discovered there aren’t many professionals or resources around us for support. Instead of getting frustrated, we looked to empower ourselves. We discovered Nancy Kaufman’s workbook and bought it as the most affordable step. It has been a tremendous help but the cards would definitely complete the package. Thank you for sharing your story (and putting up your cards to give away), it is so uplifting to hear your success!

    • Michele, that’s awesome! I’m sorry resources are limited, that part is so hard. Doing things on your own and at home are so important too, so you are on the right track! I highly recommend if you can’t get apraxia specific therapy regularly in your area, that you think about making a trip to a center that has intensive clinics (where you go for like a week). Kaufman is just one technique, but you can go work with her in Michigan. It was when all the doors opened for Henry. It’s expensive and not an easy trip, but we stretched, and used our flex spending and made it work. So glad we did. If something like that is within your means, I highly recommend it. Good luck!

  5. My son is 3 and just starting his “apraxia journey.” He’s been in speech with EI for over a year and made little progress. Whenever he has a nonverbal receptive skills test he gets very high scores but is very hard to understand. He’s getting better at sitting and making word attempts for his SLP when she uses these cards so having a set at home would be great. Thanks for the chance. :)

    • My son was the same way, and many apraxic kids have that big gap between their receptive and expressive skills. That gap will close, you’ll see. Henry for some lucky reason loves flashcards, so we got lucky. It’s great your son is sitting and attending with the therapist. That is a great step. Good luck!

  6. What an amazing giveaway! I think it is great that you would help another family like this. My 5 year old son, Caden, has been diagnosed with severe apraxia, and these would be so helpful for him. Thank you for the opportunity :)

  7. My Maxamillian is 3 with couple words. No Ma! He has Aprexia,SPD,Autism and metabolic disorder. This is a great idea ! Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. What a great giveaway! I don’t want to enter the giveaway b/c Jake has also moved past this kit, but just wanted to say hello. It’s been a while since you posted. What’s the status of Henry’s brain tumor? Just curious. It sounds like you are both doing well and I am happy for you guys! Do you mind if I share this giveaway on Twitter and my local apraxia Facebook group?

    • Hi Tori,
      Of course, please share! It’s funny I was looking at your blog this afternoon and thinking of contacting you asking to post the giveaway!

      I know I haven’t been very active on the blog, and I do want to back fill more of our story because I think there will be some helpful things for other parents. Henry’s speech is doing really well and aside from occasional regressions with seizures or med changes, he steadily moves forward. He’s a smart, hardworking little guy :) We’re consulting soon with surgeons regarding brain surgery. The seizures have become more frequent and his meds a disaster. We had an allergic reaction this week and now we are on our 5th med. I will post more detailed updates on all of this as I think this blog will probably morph into a combined apraxia/epilepsy blog. Thanks for checking in, I hope Jake is doing well!

  9. My son is just starting this process. I have been looking (and finally found) a SLP who will do the Kaufman therapy for apraxia. He has no words. He can produce the m, the u, and the a sounds.

    • How old is your son? I’m hopeful that you will have the luck I had with the Kaufman technique. Everyone is different but her methods make a lot of sense to me. Once I incorporated into our home life, things really started to move along. It’s great he has those sounds, I’m sure words are soon to follow. Good luck!

  10. This is such an amazing giveaway! Thank you for giving everyone an opportunity to possibly own the kit. I love your site. I am always online looking for more information about Apraxia. I’m glad you posted on BC. Looking forward to more of your blogs.

    • Good luck Laura! I used to be on BC more, but not lately. The apraxia online community is very supportive. Have you joined apraxia-kids facebook page?

      • No, I’m not. I’ve been to their website though (CASANA). I’ll have to check out their FB page. Thank you!

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  12. We love Kaufman cards. My 3 year old is just starting to use them and she responds well to them. This is a new blog for me to explore. Thanks for everything.

  13. What a great give away! My 3 year old, William, has Apraxia. We just transitioned from Birth to Three to our school systems speech teacher. Our birth to three SLP used Kaufman with Will and I would LOVE the chance to continue!

  14. Wow, what a generous giveaway! I’m glad it helped your little man.

    My little guy will be 3 in June and just said his first word today “ow!” He has global apraxia so we do speech, physical and occupational therapy and he is such a champ for putting up with it all. :)

    So glad I stumbled across your blog. Best of luck to you and Henry. :)

  15. I would like to enter for a chance to win the Kaufman cards. My daughter is almost three and has apraxia, spd, and a seizure disorder. She has made wonderful growth in OT and PT; however, speech has been much more difficult. We have been interested in these cards and she is just getting to the point of being able to use them. We would love to win them and would put them to much good use!!! Thank you!

    • Hi Valerie,
      My son has seizures too. I can relate how hard it all is. I have found that OT was such a big help with Henry’s speech. Do your daughter’s therapists work together on her goals? Perhaps they can incorporate some speech targets into her OT/PT sessions? You may already be doing this, but I thought I would mention it. Take care!

  16. My son, Sam, is 4.10 years old with Apraxia. Sammy has come so far yet I feel there is still so much more to do. We have him enrolled in several things to help, but, with both his mom and I working different shifts throughout the week, its tough to get him the help he needs at home while taking care of the other kids as well. Reading your blog and tstarmom’s blog as well has helped us see how others are dealing with Apraxia and we are learning new things we can do at home with Sam (thank you so much) even if Sam doesn’t win the Kaufman cards, I would like to know where I can buy them please. Thanks again. :)

    • Hi, Tim. It must be really hard with both parents working and other children to raise too! I’m glad the blog could be of some help. I’m afraid I haven’t kept up with it as much as I would like. If you have any questions or want any tips etc, you can always send me an email. I’m certainly not a professional, and every child is so different, but I’m happy to share what has worked for Henry. As far as the cards go, you can buy them at http://www.northernspeech.com. There is also an instructional DVD that Nancy sells for around $99. I imagine if you don’t have an SLP helping you with this technique it could be difficult and the DVD would be really useful. I used the cards in unison with Henry’s SLP as well as we had a couple of visits to the Kaufman Center and that helped guide me. Have you checked out her website? She recently posted some videos of therapy sessions using her techniques. You can find them here: http://kidspeech.com/index.php?link_type=events&option=com_content&task=view&id=946
      Good luck with everything!

  17. my daughter will be 4 in a week and we go to speech 3x/wk now. She is labelled severe apraxic and has about 8 letter/vowel sounds she can do. She is learning signs & a book to point pictures. Speech therapy is very tedious, but I am glad there are therapists out there that care and are knowledgeable.

  18. I am an SLP, and I serve several children with apraxia. I am in private practice and it’s very expensive to buy these products, but I would love the opportunity to use them with several children to help them succeed!!

  19. YAY Henry and YIPPEE Mommy! So happy for y’all. Kaufman was the key for us and like you, we had Kit 1 and Kit 2. What a blessing to give it away and via blog at that! Ours are with our SLP because even though Luke doesn’t need them anymore, there are so many other “little clients” that she sees that do need them. ;) Our goal is to be done by K, too. And even though I set that as a lofty goal…..I am TOTALLY seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Those 7 speech therapies and 2 occupational therapies per week this year…..have taken their toll on me, but worked magic on Luke :-) Excited for Henry and Kit 2. Keep us posted! XOXO

  20. My son Thomas who is on the verge of turning 3, was diagnosed with CAS at 2 1/2. T has grown so much in the last six months. As a pure CAS child he has gained so much speech in the past couple of months after a lot of hard work from his two SLPs, his two big sisters, dad and I. I feel so very lucky that my son has improved so much and so quickly, that nightly he can tell me I wuv you, but we have such a long way to go.

  21. What a fabulous, generous thing to offer! Whether we “win” or not, thank you! My son, Basil, is two-and-a-half and recently diagnosed with apraxia. He’s been receiving ST through EI for about 6 weeks and has made so much progress already! He has a couple vowel sounds now so we are very hopeful for the future. But it absolutely breaks my heart to see how hard he has to work just to communicate. Thankfully, he is a bright, cheery and lovable kid with parents who would go to the ends of the earth for him! (And we are so lucky that we started signing with him as an infant “just for fun”. That has been invaluable!) Next week is our first meeting with the school to write an IEP for the fall. The whole process is quite overwhelming and stumbling across resources (like you!) has been such a guiding light for us. Thank you, thank you!

  22. My apraxia-kid (who also has epilepsy) is 9 years old and resolved. It’s been a long road to get to this place.

    I’m currently 3 years into a 5 year journey (2 years of post-bac + 3 years of grad school) to become an SLP so that I can pay forward all of the help that my son has received from an army of talented therapists.

    I would be honored if you’d consider me for your Kaufman cards – they would get lots of use by tons of kids!

  23. My middle child turned 2 the beginning of February. We have been working with birth to 3 since August 2012. She is was diagnosed as severely apraxic. She uses ba, and ma for just about everything. I have been wanting to try the Kaufman cards. We are at a Stand still right now and could use any help. I came across your post in the apraxia Facebook page and read lots of your blog posts and its really helpful. Thanks so much for offering the others the Opportunity to be able to get these!

  24. My daughter is 2.5 and has been seeing an SLP for 3 months. Insurance only covers one 30 min session and I try my best to “copy” the activities at home. My daughter isn’t saying any words yet but she is finding her voice. Thank you for doing this and I hope the winner will pay it forward as well!

  25. My daughter Harper has apraxia. I often wonder if she will ever be able to communicate like her peers. I know she will, but I just worry.

    • Hi Kate, I totally understand the worrying, it seems impossible not to. So I know in some way telling you not to worry is a little pointless. But I will say, I recently read back on my earlier posts and the pain and the worry were so evident. I wish I could go back and tell myself everything was going to be totally fine. Harper will be fine too, try so very hard not to worry and let it consume you and enjoy her. Good luck, I’d love it if you kept me posted

  26. Hi, you are very generous to be giving away your set to someone that needs it. My son Tyler is 3 and has apraxia. We have been struggling to try to get some more sounds and words from him. He has been in therapy for speech since he was 1 and a 1/2. He has made no progress . Every time we think we may be getting somewhere we end up taking 3 steps back a week later. Its so hard having a 3 yr old with only 4 words. He is constantly frustrated since he knows what he wants but we don’t.The speech therapist at school refuse to try a different strategy with him. The only recommendation I get is to go buy an iPad which we can’t afford. I have been reading a lot about these Kauffman cards and the reviews are great. I would love to be able to give these a try with him. My biggest fear is that he’ll never really be able to talk.

  27. Oh wow, so sweet of you to do this. My son turned 4 a month ago and has made a lot of progress with his PROMPT therapist. I haven’t heard of these cards and would love to try them. Thank you!!

  28. HI i work every morning with a 5 year old kindergarten boy who is diagnosed with Apraxia. We struggle helping him to follow schedule and not have behavior issues constantly. Any help would be so beneficial. He has speech every day and I think uses these cards? To WIN This set would be so helpful in his classroom or at home with his mom and family to reinforce what he is learning in Speech. I tried to hit the rafflecopter button above to enter and already showed a winner? I thought the giveaway date was March 15th? Thank you for any help you can give to this Special boy! :)

  29. my daughter will be two and half and has motor planning difficulties and only has 3 or 4 words. My heart aches that she is soo smart receptively and is not able to get out what she wants to say expressively. My speech therapist says she is too young to diagnose for apraxia but in my heart I know she shows signs of it. She has weak oral motor and feeding issues also. These cards are so expensive it would be great to win them!
    Thanks so much!

    • I’m sorry Lisa, this giveaway was last year :( I wish I could help. My son wasn’t far off from your daughter at 2 1/2. He’s 5 now and talks and talks and talks! Not all of it is understandable to everyone, but he’s doing AWESOME! So keep the faith!

  30. My almost 3 year old boy was diagnosed with apraxia at age 2. We’ve been in speech therapy twice a week for 6 months. I have seen great improvements in speech output but intelligibility is still an issue. He has maybe 5 words that are very close approximations. Our current SLP focuses more on feeding therapy then on speech. We did have major struggles with feeding (not tolerating certain textures, not being able to take a bite of a sandwich, etc) but now he can eat just about anything. I am constantly reading to him at home and asking him to imitate me. He is so willing so I would love some help on how to start shaping his words. He also has a twin sister who is a little advanced for her age when it comes to speech. It’s very hard to see such a wide gap between them. I’m so thankful to find this blog (and jakes journey). I felt so alone at the beginning of all this.

  31. My little girl was adopted in November 2013, she was 19 months old. She had a cleft lip and palate. It has been repaired. She was making progress after surgery and she seemed to stop trying to make sounds or words. The words she did know she would attemp the others she would use sign language. I continued first steps and her therapist tried everything, we couldnt understand what was going on, finally evaluation from hospital said receptive was great but let’s wait and see. I recently had another speech therapist eval her and they seem to think apraxia. It has been hard, I’ve cried and cried. She is very smart, wants to talk but can’t seem to get it out. The school I was working out didn’t need me this year so I got layed off because numbers were down, ithad been a blessing staying home but financially it has been very difficult. If you could please allow me to use the cards, I will pass them on so that someone else could be blessed by them, I’m praying they will help her as much as they have helped so many other children. I know your so excited that Henry has passed this set and is moving on! God Bless!
    The Davis’

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