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Can a child with aphasia speak normally?
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder which makes it difficult for children to speak sounds, syllables, and words. The difficulty has nothing to do with weak muscles or paralysis.
Instead, in childhood apraxia of speech, the brain has a problem with planning out how to move the body parts used for speech, such as the mouth, jaw, tongue, and lips. The child knows what sounds or words s/he wants to say, but his or her brain can’t figure out how to make all the face parts work together to make the sounds come out.
The brain is a complicated place. That means that not every child with childhood apraxia of speech will have the same signs and symptoms. The brain of each child with CAS will have different strengths and weaknesses in planning out sounds and words. One child may have no trouble using her tongue for speech, but her brain may not be able to make her jaw work in tandem with her tongue.
Signs of Childhood Aphasia in Older Children:
1. Makes mistakes with speech sounds, but not always the same sounds, and not the sort of speech mistakes young children tend to make
2. Understands what people are saying, better than he can speak
3. Finds it hard to imitate speech, but this is easier than just speaking
4. Looks like he finds it hard to make his lips, tongue, and jaw work together when trying to make sounds or speech
5. Long words and sentences are more difficult, so he may choose shorter words and phrases, instead
6. When he’s anxious, it’s even more difficult to make sounds and words
7. He’s hard to understand, especially when the listener is someone he’s never met before
8. His speech sounds different—he sounds choppy, or his voice doesn’t go up and down, or he may stress the wrong syllables or words