Apraxia in Toddlers

by Tina
(Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec)

I didn't see it mentioned under the apraxia link but I was wondering what age is the best minimum to have a child tested for apraxia?

My toddler is 2 and communicates mostly through grunts, pointing, and what can only be best described as "Klingon". I have had a speech coordinator come to my home but since we live in a predominately non-English speaking town there wasn't much she could do.

She only told me my daughter was advanced in receptive language, fine and gross motor skills, but that she was clearly having trouble with her speech. She also told me her own daughter didn't speak until she was 4.

Although my daughter and I find different ways to communicate (such as pointing, and me asking her about 90 different possibilities of what she wants), we work through whatever is hindering her ability to express herself. She doesn't through tantrums due to this and will only sigh and try again.

I'm not sure if this is something that will suddenly remedy itself one day, but I would really like to help her if she needs help at this time.

Please let me know what you feel is the minimum age to test for Apraxia, and sorry about the long story up top.

Thank you,


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