WELCOME to our new website! (The information is the same but our website name is changed from Apraxia Network of Bergen County to Apraxia Network.)  We are a northern New Jersey non-profit support group for families of children/adults with all aspects of Apraxia, located in Paramus. We are a New Jersey State Dept of Education Reg. Provider for CEU's. 

Professionals are welcome to attend/join our group. Please indicate if you are a parent/professional when emailing. 

OUR GOAL is to provide literature, networking with other parents, support and the newest information in the field. We are also affiliated with the LDA of New Jersey and the non-profit Cherab Foundation. 

Apraxia is a severe neurological disorder which controls the input from the brain to the oral motor muscles which provides speech. It is like having a loose wire or connection in the brain,and is a very frustrating disorder for the child and parents going through it. The children cannot produce the correct sounds to verbally make themselves understood. Children with Apraxia may have learning problems also. 

Remember, you're not alone! We're here to help.  Please also check out our calendar at JeanneBuesser.com.

 

Please also check out our digest on egroups which has a playdate list for parents by area, age and interests. You can contact Jeanne to receive it by email.

 

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What is Apraxia?


Apraxia and autism are two distinct conditions that share some similarities. In some cases, individuals are diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder as well as apraxia. Both conditions significantly interfere with an affected individual's ability to communicate.

Apraxia is a condition that interferes with an individual's ability to develop, execute, and sequence motor movements. The neurological impairment has three forms:
  • Motor involves movements in the hands or the entire body.
  • Verbal involves the muscle movements necessary for speech.
  • Oral involves movements not associated with speech and articulation such as puckering the lips or sticking out the tongue.

 

Source: http://autism.lovetoknow.com/Apraxia_and_Autism