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Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA),
Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a
motor speech disorder. A child with Developmental
Apraxia of Speech has trouble correctly producing
and sequencing sounds, syllables, and words.
Generally, muscles of the face, tongue, lips, and
jaw are functioning appropriately. The problem
seems to be the “motor plan” from the brain for
saying a sound or word. This means that the child
may know what he or she wants to say, but they just
cannot say it. Apraxia of speech is sometimes
called verbal apraxia, developmental apraxia of
speech, or verbal dyspraxia.
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