Motor Speech Difficulties and Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Children with motor speech difficulties have difficulty with the planning, programming, coordinating and execution of speech. Children with a motor speech difficulties likely know what they wants to say but has difficulty coordinating their mouth muscles.

One specific motor speech disorder is called Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). With CAS, children do not follow typical speech patterns and require treatment to make progress with their speech. Some signs of CAS are when a child:

  • Does not always say words the same way each time they say them
  • Understands what people say better than how well they can talk
  • Has difficulty repeating what other people say
  • Has more difficulty saying longer words compared to shorter ones
  • Is hard to understand

Source: ASHA

What can we do to help?

At Express Yourself Speech, we will help your children to develop their speech skills to be able to communicate successfully with others.