Apraxia

Common Name(s)

Apraxia

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Following organizations serve the condition "Apraxia" for support, advocacy or research.

Cherab Foundation

We are a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills, education, and advocacy of the verbal disabled; all those with speech and language delays or impairments. Our area of emphasis is verbal apraxia which used to be rare but has been on the rise. We are committed to assisting with the development of new therapeutic approaches, preventions and cures to neurologically-based speech disorders that affect all ages with a focus on children. We bring together families, affected individuals, and medical, research, speech, and educational professionals.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA)

Our mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech.

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Apraxia" for support, advocacy or research.

Cherab Foundation

We are a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills, education, and advocacy of the verbal disabled; all those with speech and language delays or impairments. Our area of emphasis is verbal apraxia which used to be rare but has been on the rise. We are committed to assisting with the development of new therapeutic approaches, preventions and cures to neurologically-based speech disorders that affect all ages with a focus on children. We bring together families, affected individuals, and medical, research, speech, and educational professionals.

http://www.cherabfoundation.org

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA)

Our mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech.

http://www.apraxia-kids.org

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

http://www.arceci.org

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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General Resources

Family Start Guide for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This online guide helps parents of children with apraxia of speech learn about the diagnosis, help required, and future outlook.

Updated 18 Mar 2013

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SLP Start Guide for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

An overview of Childhood Apraxia of Speech for the Speech-Language Pathologist.

Updated 18 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Apraxia" returned 162 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Progressive transcortical sensory aphasia and progressive ideational apraxia owing to temporoparietal cortical atrophy.
 

Author(s): Michitaka Funayama, Asuka Nakajima

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In contrast to frontotemporal lobar degeneration, atrophy of the focal posterior lateral cortex has not been thoroughly studied. Three clinical types of focal cortical atrophy have been described: 1) logopenic variant of primary progressive aphasia, which presents with impaired repetition ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Complete APTX deletion in a patient with ataxia with oculomotor apraxia type 1.
 

Author(s): Rick van Minkelen, Miriam Guitart, Conxita Escofet, Grace Yoon, Peter Elfferich, Galhana M Bolman, Robert van der Helm, Raoul van de Graaf, Ans M W van den Ouweland

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Ataxia with oculomotor apraxia type 1 is an autosomal-recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a childhood onset of slowly progressive cerebellar ataxia, followed by oculomotor apraxia and a severe primary motor peripheral axonal motor neuropathy. Ataxia with oculomotor ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2015

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First de novo KCND3 mutation causes severe Kv4.3 channel dysfunction leading to early onset cerebellar ataxia, intellectual disability, oral apraxia and epilepsy.
 

Author(s): Katrien Smets, Anna Duarri, Tine Deconinck, Berten Ceulemans, Bart P van de Warrenburg, Stephan Züchner, Michael Anthony Gonzalez, Rebecca Schüle, Matthis Synofzik, Nathalie Van der Aa, Peter De Jonghe, Dineke S Verbeek, Jonathan Baets

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Identification of the first de novo mutation in potassium voltage-gated channel, shal-related subfamily, member 3 (KCND3) in a patient with complex early onset cerebellar ataxia in order to expand the genetic and phenotypic spectrum.

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Apraxia" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tools for the assessment of childhood apraxia of speech.
 

Author(s): Marileda Barichello Gubiani, Karina Carlesso Pagliarin, Marcia Keske-Soares

Journal: Codas. ;27(6):610-5.

 

This study systematically reviews the literature on the main tools used to evaluate childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2015

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Apraxia, pantomime and the parietal cortex.
 

Author(s): E Niessen, G R Fink, P H Weiss

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Apraxia, a disorder of higher motor cognition, is a frequent and outcome-relevant sequel of left hemispheric stroke. Deficient pantomiming of object use constitutes a key symptom of apraxia and is assessed when testing for apraxia. To date the neural basis of pantomime remains controversial. ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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Primary progressive aphasia and apraxia of speech.
 

Author(s): Youngsin Jung, Joseph R Duffy, Keith A Josephs

Journal: Semin Neurol. 2013 Sep;33(4):342-7.

 

Primary progressive aphasia is a neurodegenerative syndrome characterized by progressive language dysfunction. The majority of primary progressive aphasia cases can be classified into three subtypes: nonfluent/agrammatic, semantic, and logopenic variants. Each variant presents with ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Apraxia of Speech: Comparison of EPG Treatment (Tx) and Sound Production Treatment (SPT)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Apraxias; Communication Disorders; Speech Disorders

 

Last Updated: 13 May 2016

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Treatment Intensity - Apraxia of Speech
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia; CVA; Apraxia of Speech

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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Longitudinal Multi-Modality Imaging in Progressive Apraxia of Speech
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: PPA; Non-fluent Aphasia; Apraxia of Speech; Primary Progressive Non-fluent Aphasia; Primary Progressive Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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