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    Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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    population. Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is one of the most common of these disorders. Dr. Libby Kumin defines CAS as “a motor speech disorder where children have difficulty planning, coordinating, producing and sequencing speech sounds” (Kumin, n.d.). Apraxia does not occur because of weakness or paralysis of facial and oral muscles. It occurs when a child’s brain cannot properly plan the movement of body parts necessary for normal speech production (“Childhood Apraxia,” 2011). Though CAS

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    outcome or similar outcomes. In “The Importance Of Production Frequency In Therapy For Childhood Apraxia Of Speech” by Denice Michelle Edeal, and Christina Elke Gildersleeve-Neumanna and “Syllable Use In Apraxia Of Speech: Preliminary Findings” by Lisa Edmonds and Thomas Marquardt they both create an experiment on a group of children with apraxia. These two articles had the idea that children with apraxia had trouble with speech disorders. For example, in Edeal and Gildersleeve-Neumanna's article,

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    Aparaxia of Speech

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    Apraxia of Speech Apraxia of speech is a well-known disease among children around the entire world. There are many stories out there about children having apraxia of speech as well as overcoming it. A story about a girl named Big Sister inspired me and made me want to know more about apraxia. According to “This Simple Home” a young girl with the name of Big Sister showed early signs of apraxia but nobody wanted to believe it. She was always such a happy baby but she didn’t babble or have any sounds

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    dexterity and coordination (Dowell, Mahone, & Mostofsky, 2009). Difficulty with skilled motor gestures, referred to as apraxia or dyspraxia, is also observed in and is actually one of the most consistently reported motor problems in children with ASD (Dziuk, Gidley Larson, Apostu, Mahone, Decnkla, & Mostofsky, 2007). Yet it is unclear whether children with ASD have a form of apraxia/dyspraxia, or whether their motor deficits can be explained by problems with basic motor skills. Several studies have

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    Apraxia

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    recognised, the need for more information for parents and carers is in higher demand. Speech and language impairments are a type of communication disorder where the ‘normal’ flow of speech is disrupted, which can cause many different difficulties. Apraxia can be a result or a stroke or a progressive illness, which causes an inconsistent flow of speech sounds and the rearrangement of sounds in a word. For example "potato" may become "topato" and next "totapo" where as stuttering (also known as stammering)

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    The obstacles we face through life people say are what determine who we become in the future. For some of us we are continuously faced with the same obstacle for years, because we just can't seem to find a way around it. Apraxia is a form of speech impairment I was diagnosed with when I was very young yet many confuse it with Autism. Though there are many different forms, it is hard to directly diagnosed mine because of all the symptoms such as slurred speech, mispronunciation of words and sounds

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    Acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) is a motor speech disorder. AOS affects an individual’s ability to motor plan. Individuals with AOS have difficulty saying what they want to say correctly and consistently. These individuals struggle with putting sounds and syllables together in the correct order to produce words. AOS most commonly occurs in adults, though it can affect an individual of any age. The most frequent etiology of AOS is a cerebrovascular accident also known as a stroke (Duffy, 2013).

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    Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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    Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is considered a childhood motor speech disorder which is “characterized by deficits in sequencing the movements required for speech production” (Teverovsky. Bickel, & Feldman, 2007). CAS can occur due to a co-occurring neurological disorder or it may be associated with neurogenic speech sound disorder that has no known cause. The features associated with a diagnosis of CAS are what it is usually distinguished by. According to ASHA (2014), there are many signs and

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    Fluency is defined as “the continuity, smoothness, rate, and/or effort with which phonologic, lexical, morphologic, and/or syntactic language units are spoken.” (ASHA) That is, fluency shows one’s proficiency in a language. If someone is learning a new language he will not be fluent. However, a mother tongue is fluent. The speaker knows sufficient information about the language to allow him to speak in fast, rich language. Fluency disorders are disruptive in the fluency of speech. Their characteristics

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    AWARENESS AND TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH APRAXIA OF SPEECH (CAS) In August 2015 a chance meeting in Denver between Laura Smith and Ronda Rousey led to perhaps the best publicized awareness campaign of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Laura, a private clinician along with her daughter Ashlynn met Ronda Rousey the acclaimed UFC fighter who was undefeated at the time at a book signing. CAS was something that affected Ronda due to a difficult birth due to the umbilical cord being wrapped around her

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