Childhood Apraxia of Speech Awareness
Category : Better Hearing & Speech Month , Blog , Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Apraxia Awareness Day
Q: What is childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)?
A: The short(ish) answer: It is a motor speech disorder (without weakness) where a child knows what s/he wants to say BUT has difficulty with: Moving & coordinating the lips, tongue etc; Shifting between sounds/syllables; Producing vowels, they are distorted; Prosody/Intonation resulting in a monotone inflection; & challenges with consistency of production for words.
Lori Savage Grayson, our Director/Founder, is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has more than 35 years of successful experience with children with apraxia.
Read more from Children’s Communication Center and Ms. Grayson here and on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) public page here,
Be sure to visit, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, CASANA for additional information.
Contact us to schedule a consultation or an evaluation!