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Omega-3 & Omega-6 Supplements to Improve Speech in Children with Dyspraxia

Published July 2018

Download the full evidence summary here: Omega-3 & Omega-6 Supplements to Improve Speech in Children with Dyspraxia

 

What were we asked?

We were asked by a parent of a child with verbal dyspraxia whether Omega-3 and Omega-6 supplements improve speech for children with dyspraxia.

 

Key findings

  • Dyspraxia is also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), it is a condition which affects physical coordination. Children with Dyspraxia or DCD may or may not have speech difficulties.
  • Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (DVD) is a developmental condition which affects a child’s ability to produce clear speech. It is also known as Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).
  • A child may have either Developmental Coordination Disorder or Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, or both conditions.
  • There is no evidence that Omega-3 or Omega-6 supplements are effective to improve speech for children with either DCD or DVD.
Note: This information is produced by PenCRU researchers and reviewed by external experts. The views expressed are those of PenCRU at the University of Exeter Medical School and do not represent the views of the Cerebra charity, or any other parties mentioned. We strongly recommend seeking medical advice before undertaking any treatments/therapies.