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The Late Talker

Now Also Available In Paperback!

The Late Talker
What to do if your child isn't Talking Yet

St Martin's Press May 2003
by Marilyn Agin MD, Lisa Geng, and Malcolm J. Nicholl



Every parent eagerly awaits the day his or her child will speak for the fist time. For millions of mothers and fathers, however, anticipation turns to anxiety when those initial, all-important words are a long time coming. Many worried parents are reassured that their child is "just a late talker," but unfortunately, that is not always the case. Co-author Lisa Geng was one of those parents and she discovered that her children had serious speech disorders. The Late Talker already has been featured in Contemporary Pediatrics! Contemporary Pediatrics is the trade magazine for hundreds of thousands of pediatric medical professionals Nationwide in the US.


The "late talker"-when silence isn't golden
Not all children with delayed speech are "little Einsteins" or garden variety "late bloomers." Some have a speech-language disorder that will persist unless warning signs are recognized and intervention comes early. Includes a Guide for Parents.

Cover feature article by Late Talker co-author Marilyn Agin MD

Parent guide of article by Late Talker co-author Lisa Geng

Sample of more praise for "The Late Talker"

Raising Kids with Smarts & Style “The Late Talker"
Child Magazine's Best Books

The New York Times On The Web

The New York Times wrote two wonderful articles about late talking and The Late Talker 2004-06-08  Read one copy here. — Jane E. Brody


Breakthrough article from January 2005   
    Bringing child a voice turns parent into author By Lisa Geng

Listen to Dr. Mike Riera 2.11.04 "Late Talker" interview of Dr. Marilyn Agin

Exceptional Parent CoverMagazine article on apraxia provides information about children from a parent's perspective and information about Cherab.

Early Warning
"Just a late talker" was a phrase two mothers kept hearing when they questioned their children's lack of verbal ability. Pressing for answers, they discovered the mysterious disorder called verbal apraxia and found out about the importance of early intervention and support for any child with a speech disorder.

Dealing with a Parent's Worst Nightmare
by Jeanne Buesser, Outreach Coordinator for Cherab
and President of Apraxia Network of Bergen County, New Jersey

Evan's Story
by Stacey Abenstein, former secretary of Children's Apraxia Network

Letter To Parents by Lisa Geng, founder and president of Cherab Foundation

TV show "Not Just A Late Talker


CN8 "Not Just A Late Talker," a half hour talk show about verbal apraxia featuring Lisa Geng and professionals from Cherab, aired twice so far on CN8 on a half hour talk show called "Real Life," most recently at 6:00 PM January 14, 2002. One of the advisors for Cherab was interviewed, Dr. Judy Flax, who is a PhD in charge of research for the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. Cheryl Bennett Johnson, SLS MA /Educational Consultant, and Liz Miller of Kidstalkback were also interviewed. See more about the show.


Inside Edition "Imagine being stuck in a world where you can understand perfectly well, but you don't have the voice to communicate." Deborah Norville  Inside Edition's segment on our nonprofit Cherab Foundation, and Apraxia.


The Cherab Foundation is a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills and education of all children with speech and language delays and disorders. Our area of emphasis is verbal and oral apraxia, severe neurologically-based speech and language disorders that hinder children's ability to speak.

The Cherab Foundation is committed to assisting with the development of new therapeutic approaches, preventions and cures to neurologically-based speech disorders. We bring together parents and medical, research, and educational professionals. Please join us and help to give our children a smile and a voice.

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Communication Help, Education, Research, Apraxia Base
P.O. Box 8524 PSL, Florida 34952-8524
Phone: 772-335-5135

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