Informative Speech Outline Essay

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I. The Attention Grabber: What would you do if you could not properly express yourself verbally? Picture this, you can understand what everyone else is saying, but the majority of people could not understand the words coming out of your mouth. Unfortunately, there are people who are either born or later in life encounter an illness or injury that causes them to be unable to speak fluently.
II. The Relevance: Please listen carefully because you never know how the information I am about to deliver to you may help you currently or in the future. Some of you may bear a child or have a loved-one face this problem.
III. The Credibility: In 2012 my son was born with unforeseen health problems. One issue is that he is partially hearing impaired and as he begin to develop speech patterns, I noticed
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Define childhood apraxia and causes.
A. Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder in which a child with CAS has trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently. It is not due to paralysis of muscles in the face, tongue, lips, or jaw. Instead, their brains have problems planning the movement of the lips, jaw, and tongue to create sounds, syllables, and words (Citation #1 - Dunkelberger).
B. There are two types of apraxia: acquired apraxia of speech and developmental apraxia of speech.
1. Acquired apraxia of speech can affect a person at any age due to a brain injury, stroke, tumor, or other illness affecting the brain.
2. Developmental apraxia of speech (DAS) occurs in children and is present at birth. It appears to affect boys more than girls. The cause or causes are still unknown. (Citation#2 - National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders). I. Diagnosis and Treatment
A. There is no one “program” that is right for every child with apraxia and commercial products and programs can be tools for use in therapy by a speech-language pathologist who understands the nature of apraxia and how to treat it (Citation#3 Gertz,
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