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Who should I take my 3 yeard old who has childhood dysarthria and/or apraxia to see?

Who should I take my 3 yeard old who has childhood dysarthria and/or apraxia to see?

Child neurologist: He should see a child neurologist, someone who specializes in conditions involving the brain and nervous system. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Apraxia (Definition)

Apraxia refers to several concepts. One is where motor or cognitive tasks cannot be done even when comprehension and physical capacity to perform are present, often referring to acquired difficulties, sometimes inborn. The term may be used to describe problems seen in daily living, or the failure to complete a task during testing. It's not generally applied to ...Read more


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Please explain apraxia to me?

Please explain apraxia to me?

Motor problem: Apraxia is a motor disorder in which a person has the requisite individual pieces needed to carry out a complex motor activity, but cannot put them together in a coordinated manner to carry out the task. ...Read more

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How comman is apraxia in children?

How comman is apraxia in children?

Speech/Language : Therapists often code for Developmental Apraxia when insurances won't pay for SLT for Receptive &/or Expressive Language Disorder. Full evaluation may also reveal Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Social Communication Disorder or, at 5 or >, Specific Language Impairment. Mutant FOXP2 genes on Chr. 7 cause familial DA or SLI. The incidence of DA is 0.1-0.2 % of children. ...Read more

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Whats developmental apraxia?

See below: Apraxia is difficulty forming sounds into words. The reason for developmental apraxia is unclear. It is not caused by weak muscles. Your child may be able to smile, eat, and make other movements normally. The problem is coordinating all the muscles used to speak. ...Read more

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What's the cause of dysarthria?

What's the cause of dysarthria?

Symptom not disease: Dysarthria is a condition or symptom of speech impairment due to strokes or other neuromuscular diseases. It can be caused by a temporary (transient ischemic attack) or by more permanent causes of nerve damage. The cure depends on the cause of the symptom. ...Read more

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What is the cure for dysarthria?

What is the cure for dysarthria?

Speech therapy: A control measure can be achieved, and maybe even become difficult to notice, but depends on cause, and the underlying condition should be treated and focused upon. ...Read more

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Unexplained dysarthria and dystonia. Why?

Unexplained dysarthria and dystonia. Why?

Hard to say: If you were previously "normal" and now have these symptoms the problem could be in the brain. I would not wait to see if things get better...See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can dysarthria due to acute stroke be cured?

Can dysarthria due to  acute stroke be cured?

Can be improved: Speech therapists help immensely, and are very successful with dysarthria. Occupational therapists may provide additional support. Some medications, such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) may improve dysphasia, and occasionally help dysarthria. So, lots of support out there. Get involved in a rehab program. ...Read more

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Any ideas of speech improvement for dysarthria?

Neurological deficit: Dysarthria is a neurologic problem of cranial nerves 9, 10, 12 which impairs the ability to speak normally. I am not sure how much improvement is possible but a speech therapist may be able to help. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of apraxia of speech?

What is the prognosis of apraxia of speech?

Developmental Verbal: Apraxia can be caused by inherited mutations of the FOXP2 gene on Chromosome 7. Family history of Specific Language Impairment, articulation (speech) disorder & dyslexia helps determine prognosis, which depends on genetic & other medical causes, level of cognition, & presence of comorbid conditions. In the least affected, speech & language may be near typical by adolescence. Each case is different ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Jumbled Speech (Definition)

Jumbled speech is a clinical finding in which a person's speech is disorganized or difficult to interpret. Jumbled speech can be a symptom of ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Difficulty Talking (Definition)

Expressive difficulty is a clinical finding in which a person has trouble either writing words/sentences or speaking them, ...Read more