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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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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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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 difference between dyskinesia and apraxia?

What's difference between dyskinesia and apraxia?

Voluntary movement: Dyskinesia is a general term for involuntary movements. The most common reason is the side effect of medications for parkinson's disease, but there are several other diseases that can cause dyskinesia. Apraxia is the inability to perform a skilled motor act, like walking, in the absence of weakness or numbness. It is due to a disturbance in the control systems in the brain. ...Read more

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What are the health risks faced by construction workers?

What are the health risks faced by construction workers?

Construction workers: See: https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-19495-09/health_hazards_workbook.pdf

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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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Is there such a thing as hearing things louder than other people? construction noises bother me but not my neighbors, does that have to do with asperg

Is there such a thing as hearing things louder than other people? construction noises bother me but not my neighbors, does that have to do with asperg

YES: Hyperacusis: a medical condition in which the auditory nerve is overly sensitive. May be from underlying illness or a neurological issue. Consult an ENT and a neurologist for further testing. ...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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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