Apraxia of speech in children, or Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), is a motor speech disorder. The child has difficulty saying sounds, syllables, and words in this speech disorder. They know exactly what they want to say but have difficulty coordinating the muscle movements required to say those words. Nevertheless, Apraxia of speech in children is usually treatable with appropriate techniques.
Yes! And there are many apps available that address apraxia of speech in children. These are available on the App store. Here is a summary of a few of our favorite apps to help with Apraxia.
Apraxia Farm is a one-of-a-kind application specifically created to help children with childhood apraxia of speech and severe speech-sound disorders. It includes multiple levels, i.e., both vowel and consonant targets. Certified speech-language pathologists design it for children who have difficulty with speech sound production. This app can also be helpful for SLPs, special educators, and parents.
Apraxia Farm provides:
The Apraxia RainbowBee is a multi-step, multi-modality program. It has colorful graphics, video targets, and fun-filled, engaging games. This app is mainly designed to help improve motor planning for children with Apraxia.
The app includes flashcards and two exciting games:
The Apraxia RainbowBee app uses the principles of motor planning. You can start with the CV and VC syllable level, then move to the CVC, two-syllable, and three-syllable words, and then move to the sentence level.
What Apraxia RainbowBee offers for Speech Therapists:
The Speech Therapy for Apraxia app bundle comprises four apps for Apraxia which include:
The apps are very convenient to use and are effective in treating:
The apps are developed by the National Association for Child Development team, including a certified speech-language pathologist. These apps provide a wide range of choices of various phonemes to target. You can also move to the next level as your child progresses. You can start working at the syllable level and then move to the more complex productions. The apps also include the following features:
Using apps for Apraxia of speech for children can be fun but requires supervision from a certified speech-language pathologist. Don’t hesitate to contact a certified speech-language pathologist if you are a parent or want to learn more about Apraxia therapy.
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