What's in a name? Dr Jan Broomfield, Dr Joanne Cleland and Dr Pam Williams make their case for adopting the term 'childhood apraxia of speech'

Broomfield, Jan and Cleland, Joanne and Williams, Pam (2022) What's in a name? Dr Jan Broomfield, Dr Joanne Cleland and Dr Pam Williams make their case for adopting the term 'childhood apraxia of speech'. Bulletin: The Official Magazine Of The Royal College Of Speech & Language Therapists (833). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0953-6086 (In Press)

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Abstract

Professional bodies representing SLTs / speech pathologists across the UK and USA have produced documentation confirming the existence of developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD) / childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) as a rare but distinct condition, reversing previous opinion about it being a controversial diagnosis. Additionally, DVD/CAS is acknowledged as a long-term condition with life-long consequences, particularly if appropriate and/or sufficient intervention is not received during formative years and into adolescence (McCabe, P. et al. 2020).

ORCID iDs

Broomfield, Jan, Cleland, Joanne ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0660-1646 and Williams, Pam;