Lehigh Valley Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

ALLENTOWN, PA – (August 10, 2015) – Heather Hamilton of Northampton is coordinating the 2015 Lehigh Valley Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech event on Sunday, September 20th at Lone Lane Park. All proceeds will benefit important apraxia programs and research of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).

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 across the country as a means to heighten awareness and funding.

“I am looking forward to another great Walk for Apraxia in the Lehigh Valley. I am a Speech-Language Pathologist who works with children with apraxia and I coordinate the annual Walk to help raise awareness about CAS and to help connect families together. The Walk is a great way to shine a spotlight on the kids who work so hard to communicate and to recognize all of the hard work the parents put in to support their child. All of the apraxia stars deserve recognition and a fun day out together which is what Walk Day is all about,” Heather says.

The 2015 Lehigh Valley Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech is open to all adults and children. On-site registration and check-in on September 20th begins at 9:00 AM, with the activities starting at 10:30 AM. Anyone interested in registering, making a donation, or learning more about the event can contact hbrown8@yahoo.com or visit the event website at http://casana.apraxia-kids.org/lehighvalleywalk.


The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and founded in 2000, is the only national 501(c)3 non-profit public charity exclusively dedicated to the needs and interests of children with apraxia of speech and their families. CASANA’s mission is to improve the systems of support in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech. CASANA supports this mission by promoting awareness through Walks held all over North America; providing high quality information and support through the Apraxia-KIDS website and online communities; conducting multiple educational events; and funding apraxia research. For more information on CASANA and Childhood Apraxia of Speech, visit the Apraxia-KIDS website at http://www.apraxia-kids.org.