Have you ever found it difficult to express your thoughts? Imagine speaking with every word you speak, taking that task on. For many adults suffering from apraxia of speech, a motor speech impairment that may make even routine conversations difficult, this is their everyday reality. Adult apraxia is more than simply trouble with speech mechanics; it's also about the loneliness and frustration that can result from ineffective communication.

Speech apraxia is the result of the brain's inability to properly coordinate the mouth's movements to create speech. It's not because the muscles are weak or paralyzed; rather, the brain is communicating with the lips, tongue, and jaw, but the communication is lost en route.