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What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that first becomes apparent as a young child is learning speech. For reasons not yet fully understood, children with apraxia of speech have great difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the tongue, lips, jaw and palate that are necessary for intelligible speech.
used with permission from CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America)
What is an invisible disability?
A physical or mental challenge that is not always obvious to the onlooker, but can sometimes or always limit daily activities. It can range from mild challenges to severe limitations and vary from person to person. This includes, but is not limited to ADHD, anxiety, epilepsy, autism, Tourette syndrome, SPD, non-specific learning disabilities, dyslexia, CAS and other speech and language disorders.
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