Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder with atypical and inconsistent errors. The prevalence of the disorder is difficult to measure due to the debate over the characteristics, however, it is reported to be 3.4-4.3% of children with speech sound disorders. It often affects more boys than girls. Children with CAS are often diagnosed around the preschool age but the disorder can have long lasting effects into the school-age years. In order to treat CAS, frequent and intensive practice of errored speech targets and speech movements are warranted! In addition, there should be a focus on literacy skills in order to ensure that once speech sounds begin to develop the child does not fall behind in reading and writing.
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