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.
One of the most popular misconceptions about children with speech and language delay is that taking a ‘wait and see’ approach cannot hurt. While this approach may not lead to anything life threatening, it can have serious repercussions for a child’s entire future following poor performance at school leading to decreased opportunities in further education, career and employment. Here are a few examples of a child’s delayed language skills influ … [Read more...]