Apraxia of Speech

2288337893When speaking is hit or miss.

Your child just said it, but now they can’t repeat themselves.

You feel bad you didn’t hear it the first time.

You don’t want to make things harder than they already are for them.

Discovering speech apraxia can be like solving a puzzle. Picture your child sharing a moment, and suddenly, they struggle to repeat it.

It’s not because they forgot; it’s like their speech muscles are trying to dance to a tricky tune. You might hear a mix of sounds or silence.

As a parent, it’s a rollercoaster of emotions – feeling bad you missed it, maybe a bit frustrated. You want to help but worry about making it tougher for them.

We get it, and we’re here to help turn this puzzle into progress, making talking a breeze for your little one.

Can you say that again?

Speech apraxia, or Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), is when it’s hard for someone to plan and coordinate the movements needed for talking. It’s not about weak muscles; it’s more about the brain having trouble sending the right signals for speech. People with AOS might face different speech challenges:

  • Saying words differently each time.
  • Struggling to start speaking or saying certain sounds.
  • Making visible efforts, like groping or struggling, when trying to speak.
  • Having issues with the rhythm and tone of speech.
  • Talking slower or stretching out sounds.
  • Finding it tough to put sounds and syllables in the right order.
  • Needing more effort to communicate, sometimes leading to tiredness.

You don’t want a diagnosis to define your child.

That’s understandable. You don’t want it to obscure how smart, funny, charming, and resilient they are.

They say the cleverest things. But how they say it may lead to the wrong impressions.

314220047Let’s unleash the potential!

We’ll take a comprehensive approach to speech therapy for apraxia.

Conducting an in-depth examination…

During our in-depth examination for apraxia, we meticulously analyze your child’s speech patterns, articulation challenges, and motor coordination. Our goal is to provide accurate insights and craft a personalized speech therapy plan for your child’s unique needs.

Assessing the structure and function of the mouth…

Additionally, we thoroughly examine the oral structure and function of the mouth to ensure we unravel any potential mysteries.

It’s crucial because when therapists are uncertain about the root cause, children can sometimes be misdiagnosed with apraxia.

Understanding your child’s unique strengths and challenges…

We go beyond the norm, getting to know your child’s special strengths and challenges.

We keep things engaging and tailor activities to your child’s unique interests, ensuring they not only overcome speech challenges, but also flourish. It’s not just about talking; it’s about unlocking their brilliance and building confidence.

Developing a personalized therapy plan…

Crafting a personalized therapy plan for apraxia is our specialty.

By tailoring each session to your child’s interests and strengths, we ensure that therapy is not only effective, but also enjoyable. This individualized approach is designed to address speech challenges while fostering a positive and confident attitude toward communication.

Your child’s unique voice matters to us, and our personalized therapy plan is here to help it shine.

314220047The journey to better speech…

It can be long and challenging.

Embarking on therapy for your child’s apraxia might have its challenges, but you’re not alone. We’ll navigate this journey together. We’ll celebrate victories and build resilience.

Along the way, the payoff isn’t just improved speech – it’s fostering a positive attitude and letting your child’s brilliance shine.

Let’s turn challenges into triumphs, step by step!

314220047Apraxia may present communication hurdles…

But it doesn’t have to diminish your child’s brilliance.

We’re here to guide and support you every step of the way.

You’ve come to the right place. Call today, and we can talk more during your free consultation.