YOUR CHILD HAS
SOMETHING TO SAY.
Can you imagine knowing what you want to say, but not knowing how to say it? That moment of struggle is what children with apraxia of speech experience all the time. Having apraxia is like trying to learn a new language all the time. If you’ve ever taken a course for another language, you’ve probably found yourself thinking phrases or know what you want to say, but struggle to get your brain and mouth to work together to form the new words.
Children with apraxia have difficulty with their motor skills when it comes to forming the sounds and mouth, jaw, and tongue movements necessary for words. This doesn’t mean your child isn’t understanding or comprehending what you say–they just simply don’t have the motor skills to respond. We know this can be frustrating for parents, especially if you’ve been made to believe your child is just experiencing a delay in development. But you are not alone! In fact, apraxia is the main reason Grey Matters of Carmel opened its doors.