He Talks Funny
“This is a simple story that takes a look at a complicated speech disorder called Apraxia. Jeanne Buesser tells of a young boy with Apraxia at camp, his making friends, and his mother who advocates for him. Being a mother to an apraxia boy herself, Buesser has firsthand knowledge what it is like to explain this disorder to adults and children who come into contact with someone with this motor speech impairment. As a Speech and Language Pathologist myself, I can use this book to make my own clients, their family members, and the professionals who work with them feel more comfortable and, more importantly, empowered with the knowledge and hope.”
Jamie Grasso, MA, CCC-SLP, PC,LSLS AVT
“Jeanne Buesser has written a wonderful and educating story. Many, many children are affected by speech disorders. The story teaches the reader about this condition which many people are unaware of especially children. I applaud Jeanne for raising the awareness of this through a children’s story. There is a stigma attached to these kinds of disabilities: people tend to think that children like this are not smart. This important point is mentioned in the story. Well Done.”
Shahidun Rahman, Author, Ibrahim- Where on the Spectrum Does He Belong?
Jeanne, your book was wonderful. It is a very informative story for both adults and children. The drawings are perfect and professional. I have since lent it to a family of an autistic child. They too are impressed with it. Flo