Speech Dyspraxia (also known as apraxia of
is caused by damage to the part of the
brain that co-ordinates movement.
Messages sent from the brain that tell our muscles
how to move, get jumbled up.
Dyspraxia appears as groping, un-coordinated
Sometimes the target sound may be achieved and sometimes it is
Speech can sound like nonsense.
Gina talks about her apraxia of speech after stroke click
Dyspraxia is a motor programming
Cognition and thoughts are intact.
Building words and sentences is
Muscle strength, range and speed is intact.
Messages sent from the brain to tell the speech
muscles how to move to say the words get jumbled up.
Dyspraxia does NOT affect
Managing Speech Dyspraxia:
Find out more about the Speech and Language service here
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