Apraxia
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woman touching face to denote motor speech skills 

Apraxia of speech (or verbal apraxia) is a neurological disorder involving difficulty planning and implementing sensorimotor (nerves that control movement and senses) movements necessary for speech production. 

How can a Speech-Language Pathologist help?  

Speech-Language Pathologists can help by: 

 

  • Assessing oral–motor movements, nonspeech oral movements, speech subsystems (respiration, phonation, resonance, prosody (intonation, tone, stress, rhythm) and articulation) and language skills
  • Providing treatment and therapy using different approaches such as rate and rhythm control and sensory cueing
  • Suggesting compensatory strategies such as the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) (communication methods used to replace or add to regular communication such as the use of a tablet, communication board, etc.)
  • Referring to other medical professionals as needed

 

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