apraxia of speech

New Treatments for Patients with Down Syndrome

by VocoVision on April 15, 2016

down syndrome speech therapy treatment

A study recently printed in the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology indicates that the beliefs surrounding motor speech deficits in patients with Down syndrome may have caused those patients to not receive the most beneficial treatment.

Historically, it was believed that patients with Down syndrome would have either Childhood Dysarthria (CD) or Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). CD was believed to be the prominent issue and when it was diagnosed CAS was discounted. This study has led to the realization that the motor speech disorders that so frequently accompany Down syndrome are far more complex than originally believed. [continue reading…]

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childhood_apraxia_of_speech_developmental_delayApraxia of speech is a speech disorder that causes people to have trouble saying what they want to correctly and consistently. It is not a result of paralysis or weakness in any of the speech muscles, and can range in severity. As of right now, there is no cure for this condition, but it can be treated with speech therapy. [continue reading…]

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