What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech
CAS is a speech sound disorder in which a child has difficulty with the planning and programming of motor movements needed for speech production. In order to produce speech sounds, our brain sends messages to the parts of our body needed for speech, including our tongue, lips and jaw. With CAS our brain may send too much information or not enough, impacting the efficiency of these movements. It is a disorder that can be treated using evidence based practices, which focus on improving the efficiency of movement patterns.