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Definition of Dyspraxia of speech

Dyspraxia of speech: A developmental disability characterized by difficulty in muscle control, specifically of the muscles involved in producing speech. It is caused by a neurological difference that has not yet been pinpointed. Treatment is via intensive speech therapy concentrating on oral-motor skills.

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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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