Mason Adams, 5, attended a speech therapy session at Firelands Regional Medical Center's South Campus with his mother Baranda and occupational therapist Lydia Souter and Santia Sims, SLP, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Tuesday was the first official national Apraxia Awareness Day. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is considered a neurological speech disorder that affects a child's ability to clearly and correctly produce syllables and words. Mason was diagnosed with the disorder one month before his third birthday and has therapy two hours a week. For more information about Childhood Apraxia of Speech, go to www.apraxia-kids.org. The 3rd Annual Greater Cleveland Area Walk & 5K for Children with Apraxia of Speech is scheduled for September 29, 2013.