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Signs of Apraxia

Read this page to learn what the signs of apraxia are.

Apraxia can range from very severe to mild symptoms. Children with mild apraxia may just use short, simple words, or look like they have trouble with grammar.

Children with apraxia may have trouble with:

  • Putting sounds in the right order to make words
  • Using longer, more complicated words
  • Chewing
  • Swallowing
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Doing other things with their mouths.

Deaf children with apraxia who sign may have trouble with:

  • Move their hands the right way when signing
  • Making their hands face the right direction when signing
  • Signing longer, more complicated words and sentences

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