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Speech Sound Disorder: What is it?

A Speech Sound Disorder (SSD) involves difficulty with and/or slowness in the development of a child’s speech. The term ‘speech sound disorder(s)’ is an umbrella heading under which there are several sub-categories that include articulation disorder, phonological disorder and childhood apraxia of speech. Speech sound disorder is sometimes called ‘speech impairment’ or ‘speech difficulties’. It occurs when a child does not develop

Severe speech difficulties

Some children fail to develop speech sounds and their speech is unintelligible. In these extreme cases one pathology is called Child Apraxia of Speech. What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech? Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that first becomes apparent as a young child is learning speech. For reasons not yet fully understood, children with apraxia