Speech disorders: childhood apraxia of speech, dysarthria, orofacial myofunctional disorders, speech sound disorders, stuttering, voice. Intellectual disabilities, speech and language problems, and social anxiety occur more often in children with fragile vertigo X syndrome. Apraxia of speech is a communication disorder that affects the motor programming system for speech production. If you think your child has a speech disorder, contact your pediatrician to discuss treatment options.
Stuttering occurs when speech is interrupted by involuntary repetitions, lengthening of sounds, and hesitation or pauses before speaking. Stuttering can be developmental, meaning it begins during early speech acquisition or is acquired due to brain trauma. Apraxia of speech may be discovered in childhood (CAS) or acquired (OSA) as a result of brain injury or disease, in both children and adults. Stuttering is variable, meaning that if the person speaking doesn't feel anxious when speaking, the stuttering may not affect the way they speak.
The most common joint disorders occur in the form of “cackling” (when a child doesn't pronounce the S sound correctly) or when a child can't pronounce the R sound correctly. Speech symptoms include the repetition of words and phrases, disordered speech, and difficulties with pragmatic speech.