APRAXIA. What does that mean?
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have great difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the speech mechanism
Most children who are diagnosed with CAS have receptive (or understanding) skills within normal limits. These children perform much better when asked to repeat simpler motor sounds, such as vowels or consonants in isolation. When asked to repeat a succession of vowels and consonants, many children with CAS have difficulty.
Check out this blog to follow the Tarpley family of Valdosta, GA (Brad, Mary Clare, Maggie and Luke) with their journey with apraxia. Luke was diagnosed with CAS at a young age, and his parents do everything in their power to advocate and provide services for their son.