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WHEREAS, Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a persistent and extremely challenging speech and communication disorder; and

WHEREAS, Childhood Apraxia of Speech causes children to have extreme difficulty learning to speak and is among the most severe of speech and communication problems in children; and

WHEREAS, the act of learning to speak comes effortlessly to most children, however those with apraxia endure an incredible and lengthy struggle; and

WHEREAS, without appropriate speech therapy intervention, children with apraxia are placed at high risk for secondary impacts in reading, writing, spelling, and other skills; and

WHEREAS, most children with apraxia of speech will learn to communicate with their own voices only if they receive early intervention and speech therapy; and

WHEREAS, Apraxia Awareness Day is a time to show respect for children and their families who face this disorder with determination and resilience, and an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of Childhood Apraxia of Speech;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 14. 2017

 Apraxia Awareness Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske