Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Childhood Apraxia of Speech refers to a motor planning deficit when producing speech. A child with Apraxia may present with “disorganized” speech that is exceedingly difficult to understand. A hallmark of Apraxia of speech that separates this disorder from an articulation or phonological speech disorder is its unpredictable nature. Children with apraxia of speech do not make consistent errors, seen in articulation and phonological speech sound disorders. Apraxia of Speech is best treated with a motor-planning and learning approach. Successful intervention programs for Apraxia of Speech often include:

  • The PROMPT Technique

  • Sensory Integration

  • Tactile Cues

  • Immediate and descriptive feedback

  • Multisensory approaches to learning

If you concerned your child may have Childhood Apraxia of Speech, contact us to discuss your concerns and learn how Speech Matters can help with our in-home services.