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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Talk - Down Syndrome post: interview on childhood apraxia of speech

Jennifer Bekins, herself an expert speech and language therapist specialising in communication skills development in children with Down syndrome, interviews Shelley Myers, a colleague with particular interest and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech in children with Down syndrome, on her blog, Talk - Down Syndrome, today
I believe that childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) should not be diagnosed in a child with (Down syndrome) until the child has been in therapy for several months or longer. The reason for this is that what may look like CAS on day one, may turn out to be an entirely different speech sound disorder. A lot can happen when a child is provided with the right approach to treatment.

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