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  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a rare, significant, and lifelong speech disorder which is present from birth and does not naturally resolve.
  • CAS is a movement-based speech disorder that involves difficulty with planning the movements of the jaw, lips, tongue, voice and back of the roof of their mouth at the right time for speech.
  • A child with CAS knows what they want to say and can move their face and mouth well for facial expression and eating.
  • Speech pathologists assess, diagnose and support people with CAS.

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Reviewed on: 19-08-2022