Thursday, May 17, 2012

what is apraxia

one of the diagnosis lexi has is apraxia. well technically shes global apraxic which means she just doesn't have oral apraxia it affects her whole body. 
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder.  Children have trouble making speech sounds, not because of muscle weakness or paralysis, but because the brain has problems planning the movements needed for speech.  When it is most severe, children struggle to make sounds.  Children with a moderate or milder form struggle with syllables and words.The cause or causes of CAS is not well understood either.  It is a neurological disorder without any apparent brain injury.  Children seem to be born with CAS.  Hopefully, further research will be able to determine the cause or causes. now global apraxia refers  to motor planning deficits relating to arms, legs, fingers, etc. and “global apraxia” would be all of the above.  so there is a little about apraxia. 

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