Childhood Apraxia of Speech at HLC Therapy Group, LLC
What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)?
CAS is a neurological childhood (pediatric) speech sound disorder in which the precision and consistency of movements underlying speech are impaired in the absence of neuromuscular deficits (e.g., abnormal reflexes, abnormal tone). CAS may occur as a result of known neurological impairment, in association with complex neurobehavioral disorders of known or unknown origin, or as an idiopathic neurogenic speech sound disorder. The core impairment in planning and/or programming spatiotemporal parameters of movement sequences results in errors in speech sound production and prosody.
PROMPT-certified therapist available.
PROMPT Therapy is a unique philosophy and approach to assessment and treatment of speech delays or disorders. We understand that being a caregiver for someone with a speech disorder can at times be difficult and frustrating. It is often difficult to know whom to contact and which evaluation results really reflect the challenges your family member is facing. Read on to learn more about our unique approach to speech therapy or watch this two minute video that explains what we do in a straight-forward and non-technical way.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (asha.org)