Apraxia


What is Apraxia?

 

Apraxia is difficulty planning the motor movements of speech.  Though paralysis may accompany apraxia, the two are separate disorders.  Apraxia is common in children and adults.  CAS stands for Childhood Apraxia of Speech and is a disorder present at birth.  CAS may occur in conjuction with othe disorders.  Adults may acquire Apraxia of Speech (AOS) as the result of stroke, head injurty or neruological disease.

 

My child has been diagnosed with apraxia.  Will he/she ever learn to talk?
 
Yes.  Many good treatment venues are available to treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech.  The most effective treatments rely on researched motor learning theories to improve planning efforts between the brain and the articulators (ips, tongue and voice).  The time require to fix this disorder may be extensive, but varies based on the child's abiities, severity of the problem, commitment to the treatment process, and the treatment method selected.

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