This comment was posted a while back, by Nanna.
I am a grandmother whose 2nd grandchild has(probably) verbal apraxia. He is 2 1/2 and the
therapist said he was too young to diagnose. He also has mouth issues. He loves to put bark (from flower beds) in his mouth. He is a joy in my life and loves animals and the outdoors. I am trying to learn all I can about the condition. He is in speech and OT therapy. What is global apraxia?
This is from Apraxia-Kids Ask the Therapist FAQ:
“Q. What are “limb apraxia” and “global apraxia”?
A. “Oral apraxia” and “verbal apraxia” are terms which describe a difficulty coordinating mouth and speech movements, “limb apraxia” would refer to motor planning deficits relating to arms, legs, fingers, etc. and “global apraxia” would be all of the above. The globally apraxic child would very likely be a mild cerebral palsy or “sub-clinical” cerebral palsy.”
From what I am gathering, the term “global apraxia” is being used interchangeably by families to describe children who very well may have DYSpraxia. I somehow doubt all children who are said to have global apraxia have mild cerebral palsy. I wish that doctors and therapists could get their definitions together. It would certainly help all of us parents!