Apraxia of Speech in Children

You should consult a speech-language pathologist if your child displays one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Little to no babbling at infancy
  • Frustration when attempting to speak
  • Pointing and gesturing more often than usual
  • Making inconsistent sound errors
  • Showing difficulty imitating speech
  • Stressing the wrong word or syllable
  • Is hard to understand [relative to his/her age]
  • Has a wide gap between receptive language abilities and expressive abilities*

* A discrepancy in a child’s ability to understand language and his/her ability to speak is a symptom of CAS; however, several other language disorders can cause this pattern as well.

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