Updated: Mar 25
SPEECH DISORDERS - APRAXIA Sound or Speech disorders are the disorders of communication in which the normal sound and speech are impaired. This can result in a number of further disorders. In order to speak, some messages from the brain to mouth must pass on...these messages ultimately give signals how and when to make a move for making sounds. When a child has a condition called APRAXIA, the child could not be able to move their lips or tongue in the right ways even their muscles are not weak. Sometimes they may find it very difficult to initiate speech. This condition is also known as Verbal or Developmental Apraxia. The child can outgrow and improve their speech with the help of a speech therapist.
Causes due to brain damage or some genetic disorder and most of the time the cause is unknown. This may be a genetic disorder or a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
- Difficulty in putting words together in an appropriate order - Distorted, left out or repeated speech sounds or words - Struggling to pronounce the right word - Difficulty in initiating speech - Difficulty in using longer words sometimes or all the times - To make inconsistent mistakes while speaking - The person may use a completely different word or action than to something they actually
intend to use.
Now any problem we can find a solution..... if you or any of your known one has Apraxia where he or she has difficulty in initiating speech be very sure you make a visit to an expert speech and language pathologist and get the appropriate treatments for the same.
Sailaja Pisapati Mental Health Center Habsiguda, Hyderabad 040 – 48510690 / 9550950732 www.spmhc.com