Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a rare but severe motor speech disorder that affects less than 1% of children. Children with apraxia have difficulty speaking clearly because their brains cannot plan and coordinate the movements of their lips, tongue and jaw.
Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) are uniquely educated and trained to assess, identify and treat children with CAS. Children with apraxia can benefit from specialized, intensive speech therapy that helps them learn the movement patterns required for speech.
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech Information Sheet
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech Poster
- SAC Webcast: Not Just Buzzwords: Using the Principles of Motor Learning Appropriately in Childhood Apraxia of Speech Therapy (2022)
- SAC Webcast: A Developmental Approach to Childhood Apraxia of Speech (2020)