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Developmental Apraxia of Speech Symptoms and Treatment

Developmental Apraxia of SpeechDevelopmental apraxia of speech is a disorder in which children have a difficult time getting all the body parts involved in speech to work together automatically and smoothly. Although it is impossible to diagnose verbal apraxia until a child is old enough to follow commands and interact with the evaluating speech and language therapist there are some early symptoms. Affected children may not babble or coo during infancy.

Verbal Apraxia: Causes and Remedies

Verbal ApraxiaVerbal apraxia is a speech disorder which involves the inability to properly make speech sounds due to the lack of oral motor coordination. Such oral muscles include the lips, tongue, and the face resulting in the incapability of expressing words in a proper and constant manner. This speech disorder is either a child development issue present at birth, or an acquired disorder caused from a brain injury, stroke, or brain affecting illness more typical in adults. Common to either cause, however, speech and language impairments are present in anyone diagnosed with verbal apraxia.