Part I Speech Characteristics of the Disorder Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange  |   April 01, 2000
Part I
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Penelope K. Hall
    The University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: penelope-hall@uiowa.edu
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Apraxia of Speech & Childhood Apraxia of Speech / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange   |   April 01, 2000
Part I
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2000, Vol. 31, 169-172. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3102.169
History: Received March 1, 1999 , Accepted July 30, 1999
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2000, Vol. 31, 169-172. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3102.169
History: Received March 1, 1999; Accepted July 30, 1999

Practicing speech-language pathologists frequently ask about the existence of information regarding developmental apraxia of speech (DAS) that they can share with the parents of their clients and patients. Hoping to fill a need, a series of letters, addressed to the parent(s) of a child with DAS, has been written. These letters discuss such issues as the nature and causes of DAS, other problems often associated with the disorder, and the treatment of DAS. This initial letter discusses the characteristics involved in the disorder. Included with this letter is an appendix of publications that may be helpful for both parents and speech-language pathologists.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The author wishes to acknowledge the children with DAS and their parents with whom she has had the privilege of working. Together we have grown in our knowledge regarding this disorder. In addition, special thanks are extended to Beth′s parents, JoAnn and Ray R., and to colleague Anne M. Wallace for their helpful comments concerning the manuscript.
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