Apraxia and Stuttering?

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July 13, 2018 12:44 am Leave your thoughts


This past year I witnessed two children ages 4 and 5 each entered my practice with a diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and subsequently stuttering. Both were highly unintelligible.  The term makes parents very nervous.  This is a good description what it means:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-apraxia-of-speech/symptoms-causes/syc-20352045

It is interesting as both of these children went through the Lidcombe Program for stuttering and became increasingly more fluent, intelligibility improved. Both have oral motor dysfunction but are sending less apraxic or dyspraxic. So what happened? How did their language improve and articulation issues decrease. yes, PROMPT helped but the stuttering definitely caused difficulties the language development. So do not wait! Please seek help early. Lori@allislandspeech.com


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This post was written by Lori Melnitsky


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