Childhood apraxia of speech care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo Clinic's world-renowned medical staff works together with other specialists to deliver the most appropriate treatment for each person. Your child's treatment team may involve speech-language pathologists, doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), doctors trained in treating children (pediatricians), physical and occupational therapists and other specialists or professionals as needed.
  • Cutting-edge therapies. Specialists at Mayo Clinic are working on the development of a treatment program, known as Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing for Speech Motor Skill (DTTC), for childhood apraxia of speech. This treatment is designed to facilitate acquisition of speech motor control in younger children or children with severe apraxia of speech.
  • Pediatric experience. In Mayo Clinic's Children's Center, doctors trained in speech pathology and neurology care for children with childhood apraxia of speech at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic specialists have extensive expertise in treating speech disorders and treat around 100 children for childhood apraxia of speech each year.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors research causes, diagnostic tests and potential treatments for childhood apraxia of speech and other speech and neurological conditions.
  • Cutting-edge therapies. Specialists at Mayo Clinic are working on the development of a treatment program, known as Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing for Speech Motor Skill (DTTC), for childhood apraxia of speech. This treatment is designed to facilitate acquisition of speech motor control in younger children or children with severe apraxia of speech.

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Aug. 09, 2017
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