Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bullying and Communication Disorders

Bullying, The Hot Topic

Hello Everyone,

I was recently interviewed by a few local papers regarding my book He Talks Funny. One of my questions was why I had written the book?  I am a parent of two children with special needs, My older son has been teased and has Apraxia. Apraxia is a severe neurological speech disorder. A few years ago I got the idea in my head to write a story. I wasn’t sure how to begin to write it and then my journey started. I looked on the internet for childrens publishers and starting submitting my manuscript either by mail or email for a few years.  This was before bullying really took off and started becoming a hot topic.

Let me start at the beginning…

I was teased as a young child, back then nothing was really done, regarding support, or getting the bullies the discipline they needed when I was in school. My scars are still there even though I grew older, and now I have two special needs children. My children are both in special programs but they still need to have friends. Bullying and teasing is a hot topic right now. It has become more sophisticated over the years, for example, internet chat rooms, social networks, cell phones, texting, to name a few. But what about special needs children who are in inclusion classrooms? Who will stick up for them? How to they gain friends in the classrooms when others don’t know how to be one? This is not a new concept. But not a lot has been done to implement the programs. How to show other children what it feels and looks like to all. That was the premise of why I wrote my book called He Talks Funny, which is now published. To bring awareness to all about Apraxia, communication disorders and friendship. Also to show everyone that they can make a difference in this world and that each person has the power to change it. The talk would be for preschools, middle school, high school, parent groups,of typical kids and special needs who can teach by example. Do you remember the golden rule? My talk is still in the beginning stages of development with receive help from a professional to help me write it. The talk can also go hand in hand with my book.I am trying to see if any school districts will adopt the book. If they go to my Apraxia and He Talks Funny website under links that will help all with bullying and other information.  Thank you. My contact information is listed below

Jeanne Buesser
"Everyday Is A New Beginning"

President, Apraxia Network of Bergen County
Author, He Talks Funny
also on Youtube under Apraxia.


  1. Thank you for reading and following my blog. Do you have any comments? My goal also is to let people know about my grassroots nonprofit, Apraxia Network of Bergen County. Which I started 12 years ago for my son,who has apraxia when there was no support. Parents many times are lost and don't know where to go for help. Anyone is free to make a donation of any amount to it, you can check out the website The money is used for sending information to anyone by mail on apraxia, where ever they are. Thanks

  2. Wishing all of you a happy father’s day. Whether they’re here or in spirit. May you be able to spend time with your families.

  3. Hope everyone had a safe 4th of July, and you were with your families and friends. I have found that manners/respect isn't always taught to kids by their parents. Isn't that sad.


    my newest article on my book He Talks Funny from The County Seat Newspaper.

  5. Sorry everyone,
    I meant to say that the articles on apraxia are mailed to anyone in the United States. The book The late Talker by Lisa Geng is also availbalbe in the United Nations Bookstore. I have notified them by email also about my book He Talks Funny. My goal is also to spread apraxa awareness around the world and on these books too. Please help pass the word, also on the websites. Many Thanks.

  6. Wishing all who celebrate the Jewish New Year. Good health and happiness. May you all be inscribed in the book of life.

  7. The book He Talks Funny was also just featured in the paper The Jewish Standard. It was in the insert Children's section page 24. The link isn't up yet on the website.

  8. Hi all,
    These are my updated sites.
    also on Youtube under Apraxia.

  9. Hello all,
    I wanted to let you know that I will be having a book signing on Saturday, April 28th at 4pm at Words bookstore. My book is called He Talks Funny, the address is 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ (USA) check out their website.

  10. Hello,
    Tremendous courage to have survived the traumas you experienced. A ray of light to others experiencing similar circumstances.

    Visit and follow

  11. Thank you Veleta and Annie for
    your comments.