Common Tendancies and Characteristics

Apraxia of Speech (AOS) is a speech and sound disorder. Typically, an individual suffering from apraxia will have difficulties in expressing what he or she wants in the correct way. AOS is a neurologically rooted disorder affecting the planning and production of speech. The brain is able to construct what it wants to express, though is unable to send messages to the mouth to create the correct movements for the speech.

Early Signs For Apraxia of Speech

  • During infancy, the individual fails to babble or coo
  • Begins communication at a late age
  • Is only able to express few consonants and or vowels
  • Voice is monotone and choppy
  • Is hard to understand
  • Has trouble digesting

Common Tendencies and Characteristics of Individuals With Apraxia

  • The distortion of sounds
  • Inconsistent verbal errors
  • Errors in tone


Occasionally, when individuals have acquired Apraxia of Speech at some point in their lives, they are able to overcome Apraxia of Speech by themselves over time. Children who are born with it; however, require speech therapy. Speech pathologists use a variety of different teaching methods for those with Apraxia of Speech. In some extreme cases, individuals are never able to express themselves verbally, and require either a supplemental piece of technology or a notebook to communicate.


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