Childhood Apraxia of Speech
...is a neurological speech disorder that causes children to have difficulty with motor planning, sequencing and programming necessary to produce speech.
Signs and Symptoms of AOS Include
- Late and/or minimal babbling during infancy
- Problems imitating speech
- Groping or struggling when attempting to say sounds or words
- Difficulty saying longer words
- Inconsistent errors
- Omitting consonants at the beginning and end of words
- Vowel distortions
- Slow rate of speech
- Errors in word stress, intonation and speech rhythm
- Repeated attempts when trying to say words
Speech-language pathologists use a variety of approaches in treating AOS, and treatment must be tailored to the needs of the individual. Frequent, intensive (3-5 times per week), one-on-one treatment has proven most effective, and speech-language problems that co-occur with AOS must also addressed during therapy. Family participation is strongly encouraged to help the client practice new skills and use them in outside environments.
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