Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of speech is defined as a problem controlling facial muscles/ movements to be able to say/ do what the patient wants to say or do. The brain knows what it wants to say or do but the patient has problems controlling the muscles to do it. For example, the patient wants to say a car and instead, she/he says tar.

 

This condition is divided into acquired apraxia or developmental apraxia. Acquire apraxia occurs at any age but developmental apraxia occurs in childhood.

The Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment performs a comprehensive evaluation to appropriately diagnose patients and be able to design the appropriate individualized treatment programs.

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