Is a Diagnosis of Apraxia Necessary for Therapy?

By Pam Marshalla

Q: Is it necessary to get a diagnosis of apraxia with a young child who does not talk, or can we just proceed with therapy?

The answer to that depends upon the rules and regulations of your treatment center or school, and whether or not insurance providers are involved. But in my opinion, as far as the actual therapy is concerned, you do not need a diagnosis to start. Just start. Time in treatment will tell you increasingly more about his abilities, and apraxia will be ruled in or ruled out.

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