Apraxia of speech, also known as verbal apraxia or dyspraxia, is a speech disorder in which a person has trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently. It is not due to weakness or paralysis of the speech muscles (the muscles of the face, tongue, and lips). The severity of apraxia of speech can range from mild to severe.
Running out of ideas for fun games to play with your kids when working on speech errors? Sometimes therapy can take a little longer than expected and you need a bit more inspiration to keep the activities fresh and engaging. Here are some ideas for fun games that are a bit different from the ones […]
The My Play Home stores application is an interactive game designed for use in conjunction with the My Play Home application reviewed in my previous blog for children between the ages of 3-7 years, as well as older children with additional needs. The My Play Home application nicely links to this app within the application […]
What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech? Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder characterised by difficulties saying sounds, syllables, and words not due to muscle weakness or paralysis. The child knows what he or she wants to say, but the brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements of body parts (e.g. lips, […]
About verbal dyspraxia in children Developmental verbal dyspraxia (also known as Childhood Apraxia of Speech) is one of three types of developmental dyspraxia. It is a neurological disorder affecting the production of speech. It is characterised by difficulty planning and executing the muscle movements required to produce speech. In other words, a child with verbal […]