Motor Speech Disorders

What are Motor Speech Disorders?

Frequent asked questions about motor speech disorders answered.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

An overview of CAS, a motor speech disorder.

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Apraxia Kids supports parents and professionals in understanding and raising awareness for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).

Evidence Based Treatment for Apraxia

Treatment methods supported by research.

CAS:  Information for Parents

Dr. Edythe Strand, Emeritus Professor and Consultant, division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, discusses the topic of a pediatric motor speech disorder, labeled Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).


Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor planning disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak. Children with CAS generally have a good understanding of language and know what they want to say. However, they have difficulty learning or carrying out the complex sequenced movements that are necessary for intelligible speech.