Apraxia of speech is characterized by difficulty using verbal speech consistently and correctly.
Apraxia is often defined as a neurological or neurogenic disorder because it stems from an interruption in the motor planning portion of the brain.
There are two main types of speech apraxia: Developmental apraxia (occurring in children) and Acquired apraxia (typically occurring in adults due to stroke, brain injury, tumor or other illness affecting the speech center of the brain).
"Mukoviszidose-Therapie" pathologists will evaluate and treat apraxia of speech. Therapy is tailored to the individual and is designed to treat other speech and language conditions that may occur with the apraxia.
Characteristics of apraxia include:
Struggling, groping or labored speech
Little or no babbling as an infant
Reduced length of utterance
Reduced sound repertoire
Words omitted from utterances
Frustration with communication difficulty
Inconsistent, unpredictable errors
Our skilled therapists employ advanced techniques to aid the children in maximizing their communication abilities, functional capacity and social potential. Treatment programs are individualized for each client's needs and focus on intensive speech and language stimulation and Group treatment sessions with attention on socialization skills, as well as carry over of speech and language skills.
We have clinical as well as home program sessions depending on the situation of the child. We have vast experience in dealing with childhood apraxia of speech. We also offer other services like:
* Augmentative/Alternative Communication
* Occupational Therapy
* Language Therapy
* Pediatric Speech Therapy
* Articulation disorder or therapy
* Phonological/Oral Placement
* Expressive/Receptive Language
The therapists who work with us are clinically certified and state licensed specialists in the field of childhood speech and language disorders.
In addition, we educate the parents, including observation of treatment sessions to enable them to learn the techniques for use at home. Parents are a very important part of the speech and language therapy program from the very beginning.