We are learning about new things every day as parents. Twinmom.com decided to pick the brain of Kristen Bellom, who is the CEO and Founder of NYTT (New York Therapy Team). She holds a doctorate of clinical science in speech-language pathology, a certificate of clinical competence (CCC-SLP) through American Speech-Hearing Association and also a teacher’s license for students with speech and language disabilities (TSSLD). So ya, She is pretty smart… and clearly the best person to speak to about Apraxia and Speech. Are there early signs of Apraxia? If so, what are they? The following are some signs of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, however, a full list can be viewed at asha.org Click here
- Can understand language much better than he or she can talk
- Has difficulty imitating speech
- May sound choppy or monotone
- May appear to be groping/struggling to make sounds
- Has more difficulty saying longer words or phrases clearly than shorter ones.