Apraxia

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor disorder where children have difficulty saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is because the brain has difficulty planning the movements of parts of the mouth needed for speech. The child knows what he or she wants to say, but his/her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to say words.

Our speech pathologists have training and expertise in using the Kaufman Speech Praxis Program. In addition, Sandy Paddick and Treena Anand are trained in the PROMPT program for oral restructuring of motor movements. Both are commonly used, and highly effective progarms for treating CAS and other speech motor disorders.