What is Apraxia?

Apraxia of speech is the decreased ability to position lips, tongue, or vocal folds to produce sounds for speech resulting from a deficit in motor planning or programming. The speech signal from the brain is interrupted on its way to the mouth. People typically have difficulty in producing the sounds of a word, despite often knowing what they want to say.

Speech Therapy for Apraxia

Our speech language pathologists utilize treatments that help patients relearn the sounds that are most difficult to produce or pronounce. Therapists may incorporate song or automatic speech to increase speech production. They may also introduce alternative methods to communicate.