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May 14, 2013
Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

FIRST AWARENESS DAY MARKED: Today marks the first-ever Apraxia Awareness Day. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a speech disorder that seriously interferes with a child's ability to develop clear speech. CAS makes it difficult or impossible for an affected child to plan the movements of the lips, tongue, jaw, etc. that are needed for speech. Children with CAS generally have a good understanding of language; they know what they want to say, but have difficulty learning or carrying out the complex movements that underlie speech. Apraxia is one of the most severe of childhood speech and communication disorders. Learn more about apraxia at www.apraxia-kids.org.

 
 

 

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