We treat speech-language problems


Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), or developmental apraxia, is a neurological condition that results from the brain’s inability to coordinate the muscle movements necessary for speech. A child diagnosed with CAS knows what he/she wants to say but has trouble saying it.

Children who are diagnosed with apraxia have problems saying sounds, syllables and words. The emergence of their first word may be delayed. The child with apraxia typically has only a few different consonant and vowel sounds in their repertoire and experiences difficulty imitating speech. The apraxic child demonstrates difficulty combining sounds; longer words or phrases prove more difficult. Sound errors are inconsistent which results in speech that is hard to understand, especially for the unfamiliar listener. The child may same the same word in different ways on different occasions.

Intensive intervention is the typical recommended course of treatment to establish motor pathways to improve speech sound accuracy. Speech therapy sessions frequently incorporate the use of sign language to facilitate communication and reduce frustration for the child with CAS.

If you have concerns regarding your child’s speech production, the professionals at C.C.I.C., Inc. can help.

Call our main office central intake number to schedule an appointment. 513-771-7655