Highlands Apraxia Speech Therapy
Some people find it hard to speak or do certain motor movements, even if nothing is wrong with their muscles. These people may be suffering from apraxia of speech, a neurological problem that disables them from moving their mouths and tongue to talk. Even if their muscles are good, they can’t talk at all.
Here at Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC, we have the right speech pathologists who can help you or your loved ones. Once you visit us, we can assess your condition immediately and determine what type of treatment is necessary to help you or your loved ones find your voice once more. We can customize your treatments so that you get only the best treatment that fits your situation.
If you can’t go to our clinic here in Highlands, no problem because we can do teletherapy. We can also adjust our treatment schedules to match your schedule, so you are comfortable with your treatments.
Call Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC at (732) 783-5539 for a Free Consultation!
Types of Apraxia
Apraxia of speech has two different types: acquired apraxia and childhood apraxia.
Acquired apraxia can happen to anyone at any age, but it usually appears in adults. When it happens, one’s speech capacity is compromised completely.
Meanwhile, childhood apraxia of speech is often acquired from birth and is considered a motor speech disorder. When a child has this type of apraxia, the child is unable to speak or make any sound. However, they will be able to understand the speech spoken to them better. Fortunately, childhood apraxia of speech can be treated in kids if they get the right treatment.
Causes of Apraxia
Experts are still uncertain as to how childhood apraxia of speech occurs. Some believe it is caused by signal problems between the brain and the muscles involved in helping a person speak. Researchers are still trying to understand how everything is related. Others are also checking genetic causes, which may have caused childhood apraxia.
Meanwhile, acquired apraxia is caused by brain damage in the areas which control the body’s capacity to speak. Some conditions that can cause apraxia include head injury, stroke, and brain tumors.
Symptoms of Apraxia
Apraxia has many speech-related symptoms that can be identified. Some of them include:
1. Difficulty in creating and connecting syllables to create words
2. No to minimal babbling during infancy
3. Difficulty in saying complex words
4. Always repeating pronunciation
5. Inconsistencies in saying certain sounds or words
6. Incorrect inflections on certain words and sounds
7. Uses nonverbal cues often than verbal cues
8. Vowel sounds are often distorted for some words
9. Some consonants are said silently, especially at the beginning and end of the word
10. Some tend to struggle in saying or making words
For children with childhood apraxia, it happens alongside other speech and language problems. As a result, here are some of the symptoms your child may show if they have apraxia:
1. Limited vocabulary
2. Grammatical issues
3. Coordination and fine motor skill problems
4. Problems chewing and swallowing
If you or your loved one has this problem, we can diagnose them correctly here at Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC. We will also be able to identify the symptoms correctly and identify the right speech disorder because apraxia of speech is often confused with aphasia.
Testing and Treatment for Apraxia
There is no clear test or procedure that can help speech pathologists identify if a young patient has childhood apraxia. Several tests are done to determine this, and usually, it is through the help of the symptoms of the patient. Usually, these tests are done after a child’s second birthday because children who are too young won’t be able to do the tests properly to determine if they have apraxia.
Meanwhile, acquired apraxia is diagnosed the same way by determining the symptoms experienced by the patient. Some may also be required to take an MRI to see how severe the brain damage is and its location.
As far as treatment is concerned, there are many available methods for patients to use. However, their effectiveness varies depending on the person in question, and those with childhood apraxia of speech may be required to take on the treatment for it to be cured.
Here at Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC, you can be reassured that our Highlands-based licensed speech pathologists can diagnose your situation correctly and provide the right treatment that works for you. We follow the suggested guidelines for testing, and we have the specialties to provide personalized treatment for any patient. We can also do our therapies through teleconferencing if that is what you need to be comfortable while undergoing treatment.
Experienced Medical Speech Pathologist
Robert Kevlin, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSVT LOUD® CERTIFIED founded Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC to serve those who need help and assistance with their language, speech, and vocal skills.
Since he started the practice, he has been awarded by several distinguished bodies for his commitment to helping others with their various speech concerns. He has also constantly gotten involved in the latest discussion and research about speech therapies. He is also a talented voice artist, gracing radio, television, and theatre.
Aside from getting involved in the latest research and discussions, Robert Kevlin regularly works with experts in the field of speech pathology to develop the most effective treatments possible and also get the respect of his peers with his dedication. He also got training to see other perspectives that can be considered when sorting out treatments, enabling him to become one of the most trusted leaders in speech pathology in Highlands, NJ and in the whole country.
If you want an experienced, dedicated, and motivated speech pathologist who can guide you through your treatments and help you get your voice back, Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC is definitely for you.
Free Consultation Today
Whether you or your loved ones have apraxia, you shouldn’t waste any time in reaching out to a professional speech pathologist to reduce the burden it can cause. With our Highlands-based speech pathology team, you can be reassured that we will guide you throughout the process and make sure you are comfortable during the treatment. If you want to learn more about our services, contact our team today, and we are ready to answer your questions
Call Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC at (732) 783-5539 today for a Free Consultation!