McLean Speech & Language
6845 Elm Street, Suite 440
McLean, VA 22101
Office: 703-734-0211
Fax: 703-734-0501

Apraxia

Childhood apraxia of speech is not due to muscle weakness or paralysis but an inability to plan the motor movements needed to produce speech. An individual with Apraxia will produce the following:

  • Inconsistent sound errors
  • Difficulty imitating speech
  • Groping behaviors when trying to coordinate the mouth, lips and tongue for voluntary movements
  • Difficulty saying longer words or phrases