Restaurant holding benefit for child speech disorder

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Jim'N Nick's Bar-B-Q restaurant in North Charleston will hold a spirit night in honor of Apraxia Awareness Day on Tuesday.

The National Library of Medicine defines apraxia as "a disorder of the brain and nervous system in which a person is unable to perform tasks or movements when asked, even though the request or command is understood, they are willing to perform the task, the muscles needed to perform the task work properly or the task may have already been learned."

The event goes from 5-8 p.m. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, according to organizer Stephanie Cunningham.

Cunningham's son, 4, has Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

CAS is a challenging and complicated speech disorder in children that makes it difficult or impossible to accurately produce sounds, syllables and words, despite having a good understanding of language, she said.

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