What's in a name? Dr Jan Broomfield, Dr Joanne Cleland and Dr Pam Williams make their case for adopting the term 'childhood apraxia of speech'

Jan Broomfield, Joanne Cleland, Pam Williams

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Abstract

Professional bodies representing SLTs / speech pathologists across the UK and USA have produced documentation confirming the existence of developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD) / childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) as a rare but distinct condition, reversing previous opinion about it being a controversial diagnosis. Additionally, DVD/CAS is acknowledged as a long-term condition with life-long consequences, particularly if appropriate and/or sufficient intervention is not received during formative years and into adolescence (McCabe, P. et al. 2020).

Keywords

  • speech pathology
  • developmental verbal dyspraxia
  • childhood apraxia of speech
  • developmental language disorder

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