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Do you know about constructive apraxia?

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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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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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?

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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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

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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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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