Category Archives: Childhood Apraxia of Speech

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)?

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is the term most commonly used at this time to describe a communication disorder with a specific set of characteristics affecting a child’s motor speech planning, speech sound development, and expressive oral language use.

A child knows what s/he wants to communicate but is unable to get that message to the speech articulators (i.e lips, tongue, soft palate, jaw), in a such a way that intelligible spoken words are heard.

It is important to know the history behind this disorder and more importantly to find an ASHA certified and state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) who is trained and experienced in diagnosing and providing intensive and appropriate SLP intervention to a child exhibiting characteristics of CAS, or any other speech-language-learning-communication challenges.

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This Center’s “First Family”

This Center’s “First Family” 

Original Post: June 1st (2015): This year, on May 31st, day 31 of Better Speech & Hearing Month 2015, I dedicated my Facebook post to this Center’s “First Family”.

Where do I begin? For me, the only place is on April 16, 1994 when I met a family on a quiet Saturday morning at my newly opened Children’s Communication Center.

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Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

CASANA-Apraxia-Awareness-FB-3-300x107Children’s Communication Center is pleased to support & contribute to all the important efforts of the Tallahassee Walk For Children With Apraxia of Speech 2015″

The walk is scheduled for this Saturday, September 26th at Lake Ella. Registration begins at 8:00 AM and the Walk begins at 10:00 AM. Contact Tabatha Rackley, Walk Coordinator @ 850.544.0216 or Thank you, Tabatha, for bringing this Walk to Tallahassee & increasing awareness & understanding of Childhood Apraxia of Speech!

For 36 years, my professional life has included working with children with CAS, even before it was well recognized or believed to be a communication disorder & I agree with The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) that”every child deserves a voice.” Lori Savage Grayson

 Contact us  to learn more aobut childhood apraxia of speech & SLP benefits!