Apraxia

Apraxia of speech is a motor planning disorder. It is also known as Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), or dyspraxia. A child with apraxia of speech has difficulty sending motor plans from the brain to the articulators (jaw, tongue, lips, palate) to produce spoken language.

Children who exhibit verbal apraxia often present with a wide gap between their comprehension skills and their spoken language skills. They frequently demonstrate vowel distortions, inconsistent word productions, many sound errors, and unintelligible speech.

At CTS, we believe that through intensive, consistent speech-language therapy, children with apraxia of speech can improve their spoken language skills. Many children can become competent verbal communicators.