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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Child neurologist: He should see a child neurologist, someone who specializes in conditions involving the brain and nervous system. ...Read more