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Plz i need a neurologist to answer me my 3 years old boy diagnosed by speech pthologist with childhood apraxia of speech.what tests do you recommand?

Plz i need a neurologist to answer me my 3 years old boy diagnosed by speech pthologist with childhood apraxia of speech.what tests do you recommand?

MRI of brain, maybe: The first thing I would recommend would be a thorough neurological evaluation of the child. This will identify any evidence of a central nervous system injury such as stroke or other brain insult.If there is a suspicion of brain damage for any reason then, an MRI may be helpful. Also, according to history and other factors certain genetic disorders or syndromes may be considered and tested for. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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3 year old boy has childhood apraxia of speech diagnosed by speech pathologist.How can i know if the vacuum at birth caused it.No one in family has it?

3 year old boy has childhood apraxia of speech diagnosed by speech pathologist.How can i know if the vacuum at birth caused it.No one in family has it?

True Developmental: Apraxia (DA) is usually genetic or of unknown cause. MRI's rarely show congenital malformation or damage in brain regions that control speech & language. A team of developmental/behavioral pediatrician, pediatric (neuro)psychologist, SLT & OT should differentiate DA from Autistic Spectrum Disorder & Global Developmental Disorder, singly or together & isolated Expressive Language Disorder for you ...Read more

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My child is 3 and has apraxia for speech in the future would he be able to work and hold down a job.. Or is it possible to get disability for illness?

My child is 3 and has apraxia for speech in the future would he be able to work and hold down a job.. Or is it possible to get disability for illness?

Not a handicap: Apraxia of speech is a normal phase of speech development. More important is good hearing and good understanding. Apraxia just means problems with clear production of speech. This is very common and often corrects with time and speech therapy. You must not approach him in such a negative way. You must believe he is bright and capable and just needs some extra help. ...Read more

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What do you know about speech apraxia?

Unclear: Apraxia is the inability to move purposefully (brain cannot plan movement even though the desire may be present and the body is sound). Aphasia is the inability to speak. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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Tell me something about apraxia of speech?

Tell me something about apraxia of speech?

See below: Apraxia of speech, also known as verbal apraxia or dyspraxia, is a speech disorder in which a person has trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently. It is not due to weakness or paralysis of the speech muscles (the muscles of the face, tongue, and lips). The severity of apraxia of speech can range from mild to severe. ...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

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In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development? "normal" does not require intervention. Please reference response. Thanks.

?word use: Apraxia: involves loss of use. Here i assume you mean a child who is delayed? There are standards of nl development for a childs age , out side of which your health care provider will want to seek additional work ups for possible causes. ...Read more

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Does a 13yo. Who pronounces rs as vs have apraxia of speech?

No: He has difficulty with clarity of speech. Apraxia is a defect in initiation and appropriate completion of motor tasks. His problem can be considered as a form of mild lisp. It usually resolves with time and some speech therapy. ...Read more

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26 month old male w/Apraxia. Is this a dx or a symptom? Minor core weakness, no other issues. What should we do now? Speech 3X a week right now.

Seek a medical : diagnosis from a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician AND get a free assessment of his development in all streams + autism-specific testing & Early Intervention Services at Child and Family Connections, (630) 879-2277. Developmental Apraxia is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder; rule out Receptive & Expressive Language Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder &/or Global Developmental Disorder first. ...Read more

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Who can diagnose apraxia besides a speech therapist?

Who can diagnose apraxia besides a speech therapist?

Neurologist: Neurosurgeon and probably some psychiatrists and primary care doctors as well. ...Read more

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What are the tests that a neurologist would do to check apraxia of speech for a 3 years old boy that has only a problem in his speech can say 10 words?

A 3-year-old with : expressive language ~ 15 mos. needs a Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response, standardized testing both for Autistic Spectrum Disorder & of cognitive, social/adaptive, self-help, fine & gross motor, receptive & expressive language skills & genetic tests - Chromosomal Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X. Clinical findings show if other labs, EEG &/or MRI of the brain will help find the etiology. ...Read more

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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

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My 32mo old son was diagnosed with apraxia of speech. Now EEG showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What could cause this?

Mild disorganization: There have been attempts to understand brain development with EEG for many years. 30 years ago they tried BEAM (brain electrical activity mapping) to diagnose ADHD, dyslexia, etc. we are still in the dark. Receptive language develops better than expressive language in many, especially boys. This can cause difficulty forming words (dyspraxia) as well as stuttering and frustration. Time will help. ...Read more

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My 32mo son has apraxia of speech. Eeg showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What does this mean? Waiting for neuro to set

My 32mo son has apraxia of speech. Eeg showed slow brain waves at the back of his brain. What does this mean? Waiting for neuro to set

Try OMT: A trial of osteopathic cranial treatment at that age can have dramatic effects in the hands of a doctor experienced in the treatment of children. http://www.cranialacademy.com has a doctor finder function to locate a doctor near you. ...Read more

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Are there lasting effects of h1n1 on an unborn baby? Had swine flu at 27 weeks, daughter was iugr. Severe speech apraxia, & high pitched squealing.

Are there lasting effects of h1n1 on an unborn baby? Had swine flu at 27 weeks, daughter was iugr. Severe speech apraxia, & high pitched squealing.

Possible.: I am sorry for your daughter's problems. One cannot be certain that they are due to h1n1 influenza during pregnancy - however, one cannot dismiss that possibility either. Many viruses cross the placenta and can affect various fetal tissues/organs. Other explanations for your daughter's problems should be investigated, namely metabolic, genetic and neurological syndromes unrelated to infections. ...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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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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Do you know about constructive apraxia?

See below: A form of apraxia characterized by the inability to copy drawings or to manipulate objects to form patterns or designs. It is caused by a right hemisphere lesion. The deficit is tested by asking the patient to copy two-dimensional geometric patterns, such as circles, squares, diamonds, and hexagons, and to copy three-dimensional structures constructed of 1-inch building blocks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: apraxia?

Inability to perform: 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 ignorance or extraordinary challenges. ...Read more

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I've been told I most likely have apraxia. Is it hereditary or not? Also will I need to be planning to go into a care home?

Adult-onset apraxia,: aka acquired apraxia may affect speech, eye movement &/or limb movement. If not caused by head trauma, stroke or brain tumor, it may be caused by one of ~100 genetic disorders. A neurologist needs a 3-generation family history, personal medical history & copies of all neuroimaging studies to diagnose. If a Chromosomal Microarray blood test reveals a cause, referral to a geneticist is warranted. ...Read more