Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
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Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a neurological childhood speech sound disorder where speech movements are not precise or accurate and cannot be explained by problems with the nerves that control the muscles.  

How can a Speech-Language Pathologist help?

Speech-Language Pathologists can help by:


  • Assessing speech and language abilities
  • Providing therapy and treatment using a variety of different approaches such as motor programming, linguistic, prosodic (intonation, tone, stress and rhythm) and a combination of approaches
  • Supporting students with CAS by providing services as part of the school team
  • Suggesting compensatory strategies such as using 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.)


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Related Links: 

 Apraxia Kids

 Mayo Clinic