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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 17, 2006
  • 00:14 AM

I am a speech pathology graduate student in California and I just realized how little information there is on apraxia of speech available online. There are only a few websites that offer definitions and general descriptions of the different types of apraxia, treatment, and so on, but there is no website that gives an in depth description of AOS and it's frustrating. Hopefully, websites like this will start a new trend and look into this particular type of speech motor disorder.


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  • My daughter has Verbal Apraxia of Speech. I believe Apraxia is 'no' or severely limited praxia and Dyspraxia is the difficulty of praxia. Regardless, Apraxia is the more severe level of the motor planning disorder that prevents her from speaking intelligably. The best site for Apraxia, in my opinion, is Apraia-kids.org. A nationally renowned specialist in Apraxia is Nancy Kaufman and can be found at kidspeech.com. During your research on the web, make sure you type in dyspraxia as well because there are many organizations here and overseas that does not distinguish between the two. I still get conflicting answers as to the difference and my daughter went to a SLP School this past year. Check out Dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk, there is a great deal of information there. Another term most commonly used is Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Shelley Velleman is another expert to look towards. I've attached some documents I've found on the internet. I hope you find them helpful. I ask that you contact me in the event you ever run across any research programs or drug therapy programs for this horrible neurological disorder. Thank you and Good luck.Tammy
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