developmental apraxia of speech

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de·vel·op·men·tal a·prax·i·a of speech

(DAS) (dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl ă-prak'sē-ă spēch)
Severe articulatory disturbance in childhood characterized by multiple and inconsistent errors in production of voluntary sequences of phonemes, but not due to weakness or spasticity of speech musculature (i.e., not dysarthria).
Synonym(s): childhood apraxia, developmental dyspraxia of speech.
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Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a neurological, motor speech disorder, which makes it difficult for children with CAS to produce syllables and words, using their lips, tongue, and jaw.
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According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, childhood apraxia of speech, or CAS, is a motor speech disorder.
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