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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?

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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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