Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

We specialize in working with young children with apraxia of speech and their families. CAS can be hard to identify in young children due to limited verbal output. We have specialized training diagnosing and working with this population. 

We utilize a variety of treatment approaches for CAS, including The Kaufman Speech to Language Program, DTTC, and PROMPT, all the while ensuring therapy is engaging and meeting the needs of your individual child. We partner with you and your family throughout the therapy process and give you the tools you need to support your child on their journey. 

Possible Signs of Aprxia

Decreased cooing or babbling.

Your baby’s first words appear ate (after 14 months) or not at all If first words to appear, they are often “easy” sounds, replaced with even easier one (ex: “I” for “hi”)

Understands most of what is said, but cannot verbalize well

Cannot correctly use sounds

Difficulty imitating words and phrases

Melody of speech is affected

Struggles with “searching” for the right word (may see “groping” with their mouth)

Leave sounds out of words such as “coo-ie” for “cookie”

The longer the phrase, the more unintelligible your child is

May have developed an elaborate nonverbal communication system

Source: Leslie A. Lindsay (Speaking of Apraxia- A Parent Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech)

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