Apraxia Resources Guide

These sites focus on apraxia in children, a neurologically-based speech disorder that interferes with a child’s ability to pronounce sounds, syllables and words. This disorder is also known as developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD), developmental apraxia of speech (DAS), and oral motor planning disorder.
Sponsored by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America and the Bruce and Patricia Hendrix Foundation, this well-organized provides information about frequently asked questions, related articles, interactive opportunities including a mailing list, message board and chat, news, additional resources, and more.
Can We Talk? Developmental Apraxia of Speech and Related Issues
This informative personal website by the parents of a child with developmental apraxia provides information about apraxia in children, finding a speech language pathologist, preparing a speech language IEP, parent and professional links, and more. Visitors should exercise the usual caution when visiting nonprofessional sites.
Developmental Apraxia of Speech
A short overview from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Late Talker vs. Apraxia
The home of the CHERAB Foundation, this website is “for anyone who cares for a child that has delayed speech, a speech disorder, or is a late talker, etc., as well as for those who care for a child that has a received a diagnosis of ‘apraxia.'” The Foundation focuses on the importance of obtaining a medical diagnosis for apraxia (as opposed to that of a speech/language pathologist), and of receiving early intervention for all kinds of speech delays. While the website is a bit busy and self-promotional, it has lots of useful information for parents.
NINDS Apraxia Information Page
A short fact sheet from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Related Subjects
Communication Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Neurological Disorders
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