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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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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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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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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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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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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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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