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MY CHILD HAS CAS Part II: WHAT MAKES CAS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SPEECH PROBLEMS?

Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP

June 2012



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Read the first two paragraphs from the original blog found on Special-ism.com.

 

In Part I, we discussed the difference between CAS (childhood apraxia of speech) and childhood dysarthria. CAS (often referred to as verbal dyspraxia outside of the USA) must also be distinguished from a childhood phonological disorder and acquired apraxia of speech (AAS) which are frequently confused with CAS. Additionally, some children can have a phonological disorder along with CAS.

What Characterizes a Language-Based Childhood Phonological Disorder?

A language-based childhood phonological disorder is different from CAS. Children with phonological disorders have difficulty internalizing speech sound production rules as part of the language system.

 

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