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Apraxia

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Overview

Apraxia is a disorder of the brain and nervous system in which a person is unable to carry out tasks or movements when asked, even though the request or command is understood, they are willing to perform the task, the muscles needed to perform the task work properly, the task may have already been learned.

Apraxia is unable to carry out tasks or movements when asked, even though:

  • The request or command is understood
  • They are willing to perform the task
  • The muscles needed to perform the task work properly
  • The task may have already been learned

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of apraxia of speech include:

  • Speech sounds and words may be distorted, repeated, or left out
  • Failure in pronouncing the right word
  • Problem in saying everyday phrases

Causes

Apraxia is caused by damage to the brain. The most common causes are:

  • Brain tumor
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

Treatment

Speech and language treatment may include:

  • Repeating sounds over and over in order to teach mouth movements
  • Learning to slow down how the person talks
  • Different techniques to help with communication