Ms. Dineliya Zheleva
Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“
Abstract. The article discusses contemporary theories and definitions of verbal dyspraxia of development in children aged five and six. Literary reading shows that different schools use a different terminology apparatus and highlight different diagnostic criteria and manifestations of verbal dyspraxia, described in the article, which implies multi-layered analysis and diagnosis and assessment. Certain levels of development of multiple neurological and motor functions is required for the presence of smooth and correct speech output. For this reason, the article also addresses the issue of the causes of verbal dyspraxia in children. In short, dyspraxia is a disorder or immaturity of the organization of movements. Related to this are the problems of language, perception and thinking.
Keywords: verbal dyspraxia; analysis; theories; mechanisms
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