Apraxia Speech Therapist in Los Angeles

We Help Overcome Apraxia

As Apraxia speech therapists, we at Achieve Speech Associates are committed to helping individuals of all ages regain their voice and communication abilities. Among the various speech disorders, one condition that often affects speech and language is Apraxia. Understanding what Apraxia is, how it’s diagnosed, its causes, and the role of an Apraxia speech therapist in its treatment can make a significant difference in the road to recovery.

How is Apraxia different than Aphasia? While Apraxia affects the motor aspects of speech production, Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs a person’s ability to understand and use language. Our focus is on empowering you to overcome the motor challenges associated with Apraxia and restore your voice.

What is Apraxia

A speech therapist, also known as a speech-language pathologist, plays a crucial role in helping individuals with Apraxia regain their language and speech abilities. The therapist will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to the individual’s specific needs, challenges, and goals.

Diagnosis

Diagnosing Apraxia involves a thorough evaluation by a qualified speech-language pathologist (SLP). The SLP will assess the individual’s speech sound production, oral-motor abilities, and overall communication skills. Additionally, they may observe the individual’s ability to imitate speech sounds and use various speech tasks to identify specific speech patterns associated with Apraxia.

Causes of Apraxia

The exact causes of Apraxia are not always clear, but it is often linked to neurological conditions or brain injuries. Some common causes include strokes, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, and degenerative neurological disorders. Apraxia can also be present from birth, known as developmental apraxia.

Our Role as Therapist

A speech therapist, also known as a speech-language pathologist, plays a crucial role in helping individuals with Apraxia regain their language and speech abilities. The therapist will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to the individual’s specific needs, challenges, and goals.

How an Apraxia Speech Therapist Can Help

Phonological Awareness

 Developing phonological awareness can aid in improving speech sound production and overall language skills.

PROMPT Technique

One highly effective technique used by expert SLPs is the PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) technique. PROMPT involves gentle touch and tactile cues to guide and shape the individual’s oral movements for speech sounds, words, and phrases.

Oral-Motor Exercises

Strengthening and coordinating the muscles used in speech can be beneficial in improving articulation.

Visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Assocation to learn more about Apraxia or learn more about our services.

Join Our Success Story

We take pride in witnessing the triumph of countless individuals who have overcome Apraxia with our guidance. Their success stories serve as a testament to the power of our innovative techniques and personalized care. Don’t let Apraxia hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards unlocking your voice and gaining the confidence to express yourself freely.

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