This year, Valderrama Photography is raising funds and awareness of Apraxia. You’ve likely never heard of apraxia of speech. I’m not an expert but can give you my experience of it (backed with some verbiage and other stuff I’ve read up on) In most children when they hear a sound they practice and approximate it on their own, remember it and repeat it. When children have apraxia of speech the mechanism for thinking about and then producing the sound is broken. They may say it once but the memory of how to make the sound isn’t there. Much of the attempted speech is babble with consistency, other than in the case where a child will make one sound for all words. It doesn’t mean the little girl or boy doesn’t understand what’s being said, they just can’t express themselves. There are other symptoms and flavors of apraxia of speech and you can read about it HERE
What can be done? Early intervention for one and funds for research and treatment for these kids.
To that end we will be proudly participating in the Tampa Walk and encourage you to join our team either walking alongside us or through your donation. We will be doing beach sessions October 21, the day after the walk. All proceeds will go to the Apraxia Foundation.
Won’t be in Tampa that week? No problem! You can DONATE HERE.
With each contribution of $25 or more we will reward you!
A $25 donation = 2 for 1 ordering on all 5×7 prints
A $50 donation = A free session with Valderrama Photography in our Winter Park studio!
A $75 donation = A free session with Valderrama Photography in our Winter Park studio PLUS 2 for 1 ordering on all size prints!
We do hope to see you October 20th for the walk, October 21st for the beach sessions and anytime in our studio.
Thank you for your contribution! XXOO,
Wendy and Ernesto