Sippy Cups - Early Intervention Support

The Truth About Sippy Cups

A common question parents ask me is, “I hear sippy cups aren’t good for my child’s speech development. Can you tell me why?” The answer may not be what you think! Here are the common concerns regarding sippy cups: Swallowing When a child drinks from a sippy cup vs. an open cup vs. a straw cup, what they do with …

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Helpful Strategies for Apraxia of Speech or Late Talking Toddlers

In our previous article, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, we discussed some characteristics of suspected apraxia of speech in toddlers.  To redefine childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), it is a motor speech disorder.  A child who has CAS will have difficulty planning motor movements for speech production.  So, what does this mean?  A child with CAS will often know what they …

dyspraxia, childhood apraxia

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Childhood apraxia of speech, or CAS, has many different names.  You may hear verbal apraxia, developmental apraxia of speech, or dyspraxia, among many others.  For purposes of this article, it will be referred to as “Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).” CAS is a motor speech disorder.  A child who has CAS will have difficulty planning motor movements for speech production.  …