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    what are the symptoms of apraxia of speech?

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    Every child will present differently but there are some common characteristics of children who have Childhood Apraxia of Speech:

    • Limited or no babbling as an infant
    • Limited use of consonant sounds in speech (e.g. instead of saying ‘moo cow’ the child might say ‘oo ow’)
    • Production of the same word is inconsistent (e.g. the child might say ‘dod’, ‘gog’ and ‘og’ to refer to ‘dog’)
    • Vowel inconsistencies (e.g. the child might say ‘dog’ then ‘dug’ the ‘doag’)
    • Groping movements when trying to speak. These may be confined to the tongue and mouth but can involve the face or body.

     If you are concerned with your child’s speech development it is recommended that you seek the advice of your local speech language pathologist.
     
    Resources:
    www.asha.org
    www.apraxia-kids.org

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