Childhood Apraxia of Speech
An oral motor speech disorder that involves difficulty planning and coordinating movements of the muscles that control the articulators (lips, tongue, teeth, jaw, pharynx, velum). This is not caused by muscle weakness or paralysis. The child’s brain has trouble moving the articulators required for speech.
General signs/symptoms of Childhood Apraxia of Speech include:
A Young Child:
An Older Child:
Other Potential Problems: