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WHEREAS, May 14 marks the second annual Childhood Apraxia of Speech Day during which awareness will be raised throughout Nevada about this challenging speech disorder in children; and

WHEREAS, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) causes children to have significant difficulty learning to speak and is among the most severe speech deficits 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 CAS will learn to communicate with their very own voices only if they receive early intervention, appropriate, intensive and frequent speech therapy; and

WHEREAS, greater public awareness about Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Nevada will increase understanding and support within communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 14, 2018 as

 CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Wayne Thorley