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Brief Ideas for Speech Therapy for Children with Apraxia of Speech

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Brief Ideas for Speech Therapy for Children with Apraxia of Speech

[Source] Apraxia-KIDS

By: David Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Just as communication therapy for children with apraxia of speech presents unique challenges, it certainly is a challenge to present my views on treatment in a few paragraphs. There are many complexities involved when we discuss therapy strategies due to the wide range of children whom we service. These include, but certainly are not limited to, the maturation level of the child, the child's general cognitive abilities, possible dual diagnoses, other deficit areas such as fine motor skills, and parent motivation. When we discuss intervention strategies, we must take into account individual strengths as we develop a multi-sensory, multi-modality communication therapy course of action.


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