Those with apraxia of speech know what they want to say but sometimes are physically unable to annunciate the words.

“Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder characterized by difficulty with positioning and movement of muscles for volitional production of speech. Individuals with apraxia of speech have trouble saying what they want to say correctly and consistently,” said Kimberly Y. Butler, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center speech-language pathologist.

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