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May 14, 2013

Today is Childhood Apraxia Of Speech Day!

 Lots of us at Child and Family Development wore blue and white for the first-ever Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Day! 

As a pediatric speech therapist with a lot of training and interest in helping kids with this diagnosis, it was an easy way for me to support my clients with CAS and CASANAS.

Some facts about CAS:
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a motor speech disorder in which children have difficulty programming and planning the motor movements for speech.
  • Top 3 characteristics of CAS: *Inconsistent errors with consonants and vowels, * lengthened pauses between sounds and/or syllables, and *Inappropriate stress on syllables and/or words.
  • A licensed speech language pathologist is the appropriate person to diagnosis CAS.
  • Early Intervention is crucial for children with CAS.
  • Further information of CAS can be found at

Once again this year, I will be leading the C&FD team’s participation in the 2nd Annual Walk for Apraxia in Charlotte on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Mark your calendars!