Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder effecting the production of speech. This disorder occurs when there is no actual damage to the nerves or muscles used in speech, but the child is unable to voluntarily coordinate their muscle to produce speech sounds and words. This is generally referred to as a motor planning and execution disorder.
There are a few common misconceptions regarding speech and language delays in children. Many parents are given advice that is not correct by other parents or even other health professionals that do not specialise in communication development. In turn they may make the wrong decisions when it comes to the management of communication delays. One of the most common and detrimental pieces of advice given to parents has to be the notion that children … [Read more...]