HUNTSVILLE, Ala - Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech. The child knows what he or she wants to say, but his or her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to say those words.
Lynn Lewis-Rollins is a mom with a child dealing with Apraxia. Her, and Pamela Harnden from Huntsville Pediatric Associates, sat down with Steve Johnson to tell us about the Walk for Childhood Apraxia that is taking place on September 24th at 9am at Huntsville's John Hunt Park.