Speech disorder called Apraxia

Kayla - posted on 06/29/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son was just diagnosed with Apaxia? Does anyone have any info about it and is it common?

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Kathy - posted on 04/09/2011

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My son has it too. It is not very common for a child to have only apraxia of speech. Only a small percentage of kids with speech disorders have it and it is commonly misdiagnosed as autism. The two best places we have found for information are the The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America website http://www.apraxia-kids.org/ and the American Speech Language and Hearing Assoc website http://www.asha.org/. The latter is very technical but also very comprehensive.

Kathy - posted on 04/09/2011

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My son has it too. It is not very common for a child to have only apraxia of speech. Only a small percentage of kids with speech disorders have it and it is commonly misdiagnosed as autism. The two best places we have found for information are the The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America website http://www.apraxia-kids.org/ and the American Speech Language and Hearing Assoc website http://www.asha.org/. The latter is very technical but also very comprehensive.

Katherine - posted on 06/29/2010

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Many autistic children have this disorder. ASL is commonly used and so are speech pathologists.

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