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These sites focus on apraxia in children, a neurologically-based speech disorder that interferes with a child's ability to pronounce sounds, syllables and words. This disorder is also known as developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD), developmental apraxia of speech (DAS), and oral motor planning disorder.
 
 Apraxia-Kids
Sponsored by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America and the Bruce and Patricia Hendrix Foundation, this well-organized provides information about frequently asked questions, related articles, interactive opportunities including a mailing list, message board and chat, news, additional resources, and more.
 
 Can We Talk? Developmental Apraxia of Speech and Related Issues
This informative personal website by the parents of a child with developmental apraxia provides information about apraxia in children, finding a speech language pathologist, preparing a speech language IEP, parent and professional links, and more. Visitors should exercise the usual caution when visiting nonprofessional sites.
 
 Developmental Apraxia of Speech
A short overview from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
 
 Late Talker vs. Apraxia
The home of the CHERAB Foundation, this website is "for anyone who cares for a child that has delayed speech, a speech disorder, or is a late talker, etc., as well as for those who care for a child that has a received a diagnosis of 'apraxia.'" The Foundation focuses on the importance of obtaining a medical diagnosis for apraxia (as opposed to that of a speech/language pathologist), and of receiving early intervention for all kinds of speech delays. While the website is a bit busy and self-promotional, it has lots of useful information for parents.
 
 NINDS Apraxia Information Page
A short fact sheet from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
 
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