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

  • 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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  • Literacy and Children with Apraxia of Speech

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    Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

    Many parents wonder if their young child with apraxia of speech (verbal dyspraxia) will go on to experience difficulties in their education . While there is no certainty that literacy problems will or will not develop, there is research that has shown that children with spoken language problems are at higher risk for literacy related […]

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  • Graphomotor Skills

    Why Some Kids Hate To Write

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    Glenda Thorne, Ph.D.

    Description of Graphomotor Skills Handwriting is complex perceptual-motor skill that is dependent upon the maturation and integration of a number of cognitive, perceptual and motor skills, and is developed through instruction (Hamstra-Bletz and Blote, 1993; Maeland, 1992). While a plethora of information exists in lay and professional literature about many of the common problems experienced […]

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  • Children with Apraxia and Reading, Writing, and Spelling Difficulties

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    Joy Stackhouse, Ph.D.

    It is not the case that all children with a history of speech and language difficulties have associated literacy problems. However, school-age children whose speech difficulties persist beyond 5 years of age are most at risk for associated difficulties in reading, spelling and sometimes maths. Let us first consider the nature of persisting speech difficulties […]

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  • A Parent’s Guide to Psychological Assessment of Apraxic Children

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    Tim Sass

    I am neither a psychologist, speech-language pathologist, or a lawyer. However, as a parent of an apraxic child I have had to make decisions about psychological testing and have had to deal with school officials seeking evaluations of my daughter. What I have learned about psychological testing and related legal issues has come from a […]

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