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Childhood apraxia of speech is a rare condition and over diagnosed.   Only 3-5% of speech impairment fall into this sub-group.  So how do you truly know when your child has apraxia of speech instead of a severe articulation or phonological impairment?  Here is the diagnostic criteria for determining if a child has Childhood Apraxia of Speech and a great graphic from CASANA that explains why it is difficult for children with CAS to effectively communicate.

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech? Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle…