• Treatments and Services

    The Apraxia Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic providing services for children with motor disorders of speech and their families. Apraxia is a brain-based disorder thought to cause disruption of the planning of motor movements necessary to produce speech sounds and/or other complex motor movements.

    You may have heard a variety of terms to describe motor disorders of speech, including: 

    • Developmental apraxia
    • Verbal apraxia
    • Oro-motor apraxia .

    Interdisciplinary Approach

    The Apraxia Clinic provides services in an interdisciplinary manner, with the expertise of several divisions at Cincinnati Children’s including:

    • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Neurology
    • Speech Pathology
    • Occupational and Physical Therapy

    The Apraxia Clinic is part of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.


    Our team helps you and your child from initial diagnosis through treatment and ongoing education and support. Our services include:

    • Initial diagnostic consultation including standardized assessments to confirm the presence of apraxia, a neurologic evaluation, speech pathology evaluation, occupational therapy evaluation, and further medical testing if needed
    • Follow-up consultation after initial diagnosis
    • Referral to appropriate resources and therapists with expertise in treatment of apraxia of speech and motor movements
    • Education about diagnosis of apraxia of speech and motor movements
  • Clinic Hours

    The Apraxia Clinic has your child's best interests in mind.

    The Apraxia Clinic is open on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 9am-1 pm.