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Developmental verbal dyspraxia

Developmental verbal dyspraxia also known as Childhood apraxia of speech or dysapraxia is a conditioned where the child has difficulty in controlled production of speech. The first symtom of it would be lack of expressive vocabulary despite normal hearing and adequate comprehension skills. In childhood apraxia of speech, children produce speech sounds of with enormous variability in terms of phonemes, loudness and related features. The inconsistencies in their production make interpretation more challenging. They have difficulty in varying stress and intonation patterns. They have enormous difficulty in producing even two word phrases.can be defined as a severe and persistent phonological disorder coupled with an expressive syntactic disorder with variable neurological and articulatory findings.” (Aram 1984)

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CBSE Guidelines for Children with Special Needs (CWSN)

Schools affiliated to CBSE were advised(Circular No. 45 dated 29th October,2008) to ensure that no child with special needs is denied admission in main stream schools, it has been observed that there are many schools affiliated to CBSE who are not  by them.

There seems to be a misconception among schools and school authorities on various issues pertaining to children with special needs. The children with special needs face challenges in learning as they may not be able to focus on the teacher during classroom interaction or their pace of learning may vary. Moreover social skills and emotional skills may need to be further strengthened.

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Development of Speech

Normal Development of Speech and Language Milestones

Every child is unique and has an individual rate of development. This chart represents, on average, the age by which most children will accomplish the listed skills. Children typically do not master all items in a category until they reach the upper age in each age range. Just because the child has not accomplished one skill within an age range does not mean the child has a disorder

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Sensory Motor

Sensory Motor Regulatory Patterns

Purpose: Calm and organize nervous system
Promote emotional attunement
Establish “facial gazing” and “emotion sharing”
Establish adult as soothing support when distressed.

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