Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that makes it hard for children to speak. Children with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech generally have a good understanding of language and know what they want to say. However, they have difficulty learning or carrying out the complex movements that underlie speech. Kimberly Bell is Nationally recognized by Apraxia-Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in
Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Who we help
Parents and children travel from surrounding states to visit SPEECH PATHways, because we are recognized by Apraxia-Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. In fact virtually Kimberly Bell is licensed in MD, PA, CA (and almost in Ohio).
Many children with CAS have difficulty getting their jaws, lips and tongues to the correct positions to make a sound, and they may have difficulty moving smoothly to the next sound. Many children with CAS also have language problems, such as reduced vocabulary or difficulty with word order.