Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Childhood Apraxia of Speech is sometimes referred to as CAS, verbal dyspraxia or developmental apraxia.
This disorder is described as a disconnect between getting the messages to go from your brain to your mouth. A child with CAS has a difficult time getting these messages to correctly tell the muscles how and when to move to make sounds.
Sometimes, the child might not be able to say much at all before beginning therapy. The child may not be able to move their lips or tongue in a coordinated way to produce the sounds needed.
A child with CAS often has so much to tell the world, but does not have the coordination between brain and muscles to clearly express themselves.
Proper treatment and speech therapy is necessary in order to help these children understand how to express themselves to those around them.