It’s just not fair.
Being hard to understand is tough enough.
But being able to say a word clearly once, and then be unable to repeat that word again is just heartbreaking.
Sadly, this is often what life is like for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).
But children with CAS are truly remarkable.
These are some of the brightest, most expressive, and hardest working children we’ve ever met.
Kids with CAS get their point across with intelligence, humor, and tenacity no matter what.
These are the kids that make us think outside of the box.
Working toward a solution.
Together we’ll take a close look at not just the structure, but the function and coordination of the jaw, lips, and tongue and how they work together to form various sounds and syllable shapes.
We’ll find where the breakdowns are and jump in with both feet.
We’ll use multiple treatment modalities, including Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC), the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (KSPT), and PROMPT to help your child improve the pronunciation of their most meaningful words and phrases as soon as possible.
And we’ll do it over and over and over.
We have found that an individualized approach that utilizes a combination of methods tailored to each child’s strengths and weaknesses provides the best outcomes.
We’ll get more creative than we ever thought we could to keep therapy fun, meaningful, and effective.
It takes time but it can be done. Progress is possible.
The journey is long, and outcomes vary.
But there is hope, and we are here to walk with you along the way.
You don’t have to navigate childhood apraxia of speech alone! Call us at (818) 217-0460.