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.
What is dyspraxia? Dyspraxia (or Apraxia) is a motor speech disorder. It is characterised by an inability to correctly sequence muscle movements required for speech production. It occurs when there is a breakdown in neural messages sent from the brain to the speech muscles (muscles of the lips, tongue, palate, jaw and larynx). As a […]