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    Diagnosis Destinations  Apraxia

    What is developmental apraxia of speech?

    "Apraxia is a neurogenic impairment involving planning, executing and sequencing motor movements. Verbal apraxia affects the programming of the articulators and rapid sequences of muscle movements for speech sounds (often associated with hypotonia and sensory integration disorder). Oral apraxia involves nonspeech movements (e.g., blowing, puckering, licking food from the lips)." Dr. Marilyn Agin

    Developmental apraxia of speech is also referred to as developmental verbal dyspraxia. There is generally no detectable physical cause for the condition. Children with apraxia respond well to therapy techniques like those used for adults who have adult-onset (acquired) apraxia (due to a stroke or other incident of anoxia).


    Verbal Apraxia Presentation by Marilyn C. Agin, MD

    Possible Oral Apraxia or Oral Motor Warning Signs by Lisa Geng with assistance from Sara R. Johnson, CCC/SLP

    PhD (Mom)? An excellent editorial written by a parent of a child with an oral motor speech disorder about some of the trials and tribulations of getting an accurate diagnosis. By Lindsay Chase Wheaton.

    Apraxia:Insurance Coverage

    Recommendations of Frequency and Intensity of Speech Therapy for Apraxia
    For use when advocating for increased frequency of therapy sessions from insurance or school

    One on One Therapy: A Review of Apraxia Remediation
    For use when advocating for one-on-one therapy (versus "group" therapy sessions) from insurance or school


    Apraxia: Researchers' Websites and Citations

    Literature about Apraxia

    News about Apraxia

    Video and Audio Tapes about Apraxia

    Apraxia on the Internet

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    The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children With Special Needs, a Guide for Parents and Teachers
    Sue Schwartz, Ph.D.


    Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know
    (2nd Ed.)

    Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi

    The Late Talker

    The Late Talker,
    a book about children's
    speech difficulties,
    co-written by Speechville Co-Founder, Lisa Geng


    Highlights Catalog 

    Speechville Express is a resource for families, educators, and medical professionals, offering information about language development in children, helping those who care for toddlers and young children who are late talkers, and connecting you with others who have been down this road. Language disorders and communication impairments included are apraxia, stuttering, pervasive developmental disorder, dysarthria, and aphasia, among others.

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