What is the difference between dyslexia and CAS?
Dyslexia can certainly co-occur with apraxia of speech. When we think of childhood apraxia of speech, we are thinking of that as the motor sequencing, the ability to plan the motor sequence for articulation. Children who have dislexia, which is actually a pretty heterogeneous group, are really struggling with decoding sounds and putting them together to form words.
Dr. Amy Skinder Meredith is an experienced clinician who has worked in the public schools, hospitals, and private practice settings for 20 years. Her primary clinical and research interest is in children with motor speech disorders, and she has published and presented her research on childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) at national conferences.