May 14th Is National Apraxia Awareness Day
I received a message yesterday on Facebook from a listener who wanted people to know about National Apraxia Awareness Day. On April 30th, Congress made today the official day to help raise awareness about this childhood disease. Not sure what it is?
Defintion of Apraxia :
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that first becomes apparent as a young child is learning speech. For reasons not yet fully understood, children with apraxia of speech have great difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the tongue, lips, jaw and palate that are necessary for intelligible speech.
If you wish to show your support, please wear blue and white. There are also ribbons available, and you can get more information on how to help raise awareness and fight this disease here: http://www.apraxia-kids.org/