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Apraxia

Learn about apraxia, a neurological disorder that affects motor skills and coordination. Find out the causes, symptoms, and treatment options available to help manage apraxia effectively.
Apraxia is when a child has difficulty making accurate movements when speaking. The brain struggles to develop plans for speech movement. Speech muscles don't perform normally because the brain struggles to direct or coordinate the movements. Read about 5 signs and symptoms of apraxia of speech in our blog post! Speech Therapy, Learning Disabilities, Childhood Apraxia Of Speech, Speech Language Pathologists, Apraxia Therapy, Apraxia Activities, Symptoms, Speech Delay, Speech Language Pathology

Apraxia is when a child has difficulty making accurate movements when speaking. The brain struggles to develop plans for speech movement. Speech muscles don't perform normally because the brain struggles to direct or coordinate the movements. Read about 5 signs and symptoms of apraxia of speech in our blog post!

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Speech Blubs | Speech Activities for Kids
Apraxia {No Prep} Articulation Therapy, Articulation Activities, Speech Therapy Resources, Speech Therapy Activities, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech And Language, Speech Pathology, Apraxia Therapy, Childhood Apraxia Of Speech

Working with kiddos with Childhood Apraxia of Speech can be challenging and yet so rewarding. I have also found it is pretty difficult to find materials for apraxia that don't cost an arm and a leg. Since I don't have an extra arm or leg to spare ; ) I have been slowly putting these things together and finally put them all into a new packet. This packet practices production of vowel sounds and different syllable structures (CV, VC, CVC, CVCV). I had a sweet kiddo yesterday who LOVED the…

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Holly Buchanan
Communication And Language Activities, Language Development Preschool, Speech Language Activities, Preschool Language, Preschool Speech, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Pathology, Sensory Activities, Toddler Activities

I recently attended the Colorado Speech, Language and Hearing Association Spring Conference and the speaker gave me a lot to think about. At the conference, Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Ph.D., from Portland State University discussed current theories of phonological development and various treatment approaches. What she said made a lot of sense and affirmed the approach I take in therapy for the young nonverbal child. It is very risky to diagnosis a young nonverbal child with childhood…

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Antonia Schmidt
This Simple Home: My Daughter's Story {Overcoming Verbal Apraxia} Communication Activities, Learning Activities, Learning Time, Abc Sounds, Expressive Language Disorder, Early Intervention Program, Childhood Apraxia Of Speech, Speech Disorder, Dyspraxia

This is a story I love to share. My oldest daughter's speech difficulties and development is actually a huge reason why I began blogging years ago-to share our own story. In February of 2009 (at age 27 months) Big Sister was diagnosed (not just suspected) with verbal dyspraxia (also know as apraxia or Childhood Apraxia of Speech). Her therapist suspected apraxia, and after reading about it (which was incredibly hard) and clearly seeing the signs for myself, I scheduled a formal evaluation…

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Cassi Purrington
Early Childhood Education Resources, Special Education, Childhood Apraxia Of Speech, Speech Disorder, Inclusive Education, Neurological Disorders, Infancy, Awareness Month, Diagnosis

May is the month of “Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)” awareness. Apraxia is a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak. Children with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech generally have a good understanding of language and know what they want to say.

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Vice Romero