Childhood apraxia of speech 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 are uniquely educated and trained to assess, identify and treat children with childhood apraxia of speech. Children with apraxia can benefit from specialized, intensive speech therapy that helps them learn the movement patterns required for speech.
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