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Learn about other diagnoses and conditions that can co-occur with childhood apraxia of speech; autism; down syndrome; CAPD

  • Genetic, Metabolic and Mitochondrial Disorders

    This page includes links to information about genetic, metabolic or mitochondrial disorders which are known to affect the intelligibility of speech and/or speech development. Some of these conditions specifically are associated with childhood apraxia of speech. 7q11.23 Duplication syndrome 7q11.23 duplication syndrome is a developmental disorder resulting from an extra copy of ~25 genes on […]

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  • Epilepsy and Seizure Links

    Epilepsy In Children Information from the Epilepsy Foundation of America Diagnosing Epilepsy in Children Education and Children with Epilepsy Parent’s Guide to Epilepsy From WebMD Benign Rolandic Epilepsy Often occurs at night and is sometimes linked to speech disorder Language and Epilepsy from The Epilepsy Project Sleep Disruption and Epilepsy

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  • Dysarthria: Online Links and Information

    Dysarthria Dysarthria From the Mayo Clinic Management of Children With Dysarthria powerpoint presentation Speech, Physical Clues Guide Dysarthria Dx.(Brief Article) Worster Drought Syndrome/CONGENITAL SUPRABULBAR PARESIS (This syndrome expresses itself, in part, as a form of dysarthria) Worster Drought Syndrome WDS/Congenital Suprabulbar Paresis

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  • Developmental Coordination Disorder – Resources

    This diagnosis is sometimes referred to as Clumsy Child Syndrome or to confuse matters more Developmental Dyspraxia (global apraxia). Basically, DCD or Dyspraxia refers to an overall motor incoordination. Children have difficulty planning gross motor movements, organizing their bodies in space and appear awkward and clumsy. Developmental Coordination Disorder From Bright Futures at Georgetown University […]

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  • Co-existing Factors with Apraxia of Speech in Children

    By
    Nancy Kaufman, M.A., CCC-SLP

    Children with CAS may have co-existing conditions that would require different therapy approaches than those we would typically implement for CAS alone.  Very often, children who struggle to speak in general may not have any or very few vowels or consonants within their repertoire and are not stimulable to produce them upon simple imitation.  Some […]

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  • Auditory Processing Disorders

    Auditory processing disorder: An overview for the clinician. Auditory Processing Disorder in Children: What Does It Mean? From the National Center on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. ASHA Technical Report on (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder Diagnosis and Management of CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER On ParentPals and written by Gail Chermak, Ph.D. in three parts Central […]

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  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Apraxia Links

    Children with apraxia can also have ADD/ADHD. Children with ADD/ADHD can have a variety of speech and or language issues. CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Large informational website from the National nonprofit organization CHADD What is ADHD? Large collection of articles on all aspects of ADHD from Ldonline ADHD and Speech Development […]

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  • Apraxia, Hypernasality and Velophayrngeal Incompetence

    What is hypernasality and VPI? from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, by John E. Riski, Ph.D. How To Develop Your Non-Instrumental Clinical Skills for Assessing Velopharyngeal Function from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, by John E. Riski, Ph.D. Fact Sheet: Hypernasality: A Treatable Speech Disorder From the American Academy of Otolayrngology Velopharyngeal insufficiency In describing the problem […]

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  • Understanding Sensory Integration

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    Maryann Colby Trott, M.A. with Marci K. Laurel, M.A., CCC-SLP and Susan L. Windeck, OTR/L

    (from the book Sensibilities and reprinted here with permission from author Maryann Trott) Imitation is an aspect of praxis that can be observed early in life. Many early parent-baby games involve imitation. Parents imitate babies’ movements, facial expressions, or vocalizations. Babies then repeat the action that the parents imitated. These first conversations are very important […]

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  • Reading and Other Literacy Related Resources

    Reportedly, children with apraxia and other severe speech sound disorders are at higher risk of literacy-related difficulties. Use the links below to learn more about the way children learn to read. Included are links on learning to read, phonemic and phonological awareness and specific reading approaches and programs.

    Link Menu The Connection Between Speech Disorders and Literacy Problems Understanding the Importance of Phonemic and Phonological Awareness Specific Reading Programs The Connection Between Speech Disorders and Literacy Problems Literacy: How Speech-language Pathologists Can Help From the American Speech Language Hearing Association Speech and language disorders and their effect on learning. By Brigid Clifton, speech […]

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