Apraxia

Common Name(s)

Apraxia

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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.

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

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The terms "Apraxia" returned 114 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary progressive apraxia: a syndrome difficult to categorize.
 

Author(s): Ricardo Krause Martinez de Souza, Samanta Fabrício Blattes da Rocha, Marcela Ferreira Cordellini, Ronaldo Pereira Vosgerau, Pedro André Kowacs

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2013 Apr;71(4):267-8.

 

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2013

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Clinical Reasoning: a woman with rapidly progressive apraxia.
 

Author(s): Peter Pressman, Eileen H Bigio, Darren Gitelman, Cindy Zadikoff

Journal: Neurology. 2013 Apr;80(15):e162-5.

 

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2013

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Distinct regional anatomic and functional correlates of neurodegenerative apraxia of speech and aphasia: an MRI and FDG-PET study.
 

Author(s): Jennifer L Whitwell, Joseph R Duffy, Edythe A Strand, Rong Xia, Jay Mandrekar, Mary M Machulda, Matthew L Senjem, Val J Lowe, Clifford R Jack, Keith A Josephs

Journal: Brain Lang. 2013 Jun;125(3):245-52.

 

Progressive apraxia of speech (AOS) can result from neurodegenerative disease and can occur in isolation or in the presence of agrammatic aphasia. We aimed to determine the neuroanatomical and metabolic correlates of progressive AOS and aphasia. Thirty-six prospectively recruited ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2013

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The terms "Apraxia" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Assessing limb apraxia in traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
 

Author(s): Cristin McKenna, Uma Thakur, Bradley Marcus, Anna Mariya Barrett

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People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) may demonstrate action planning disorders and limb apraxia. Many patients, who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI), sustain a co-occurring TBI (11-29 percent of people with SCI) and therefore are at risk for limb apraxia. People with SCI and ...

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2013

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The diagnosis and understanding of apraxia of speech: why including neurodegenerative etiologies may be important.
 

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

Journal: J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res.. 2012 Oct;55(5):S1518-22.

 

To discuss apraxia of speech (AOS) as it occurs in neurodegenerative disease (progressive AOS [PAOS]) and how its careful study may contribute to general concepts of AOS and help refine its diagnostic criteria.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2012

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Diagnosis and treatment of upper limb apraxia.
 

Author(s): A Dovern, G R Fink, P H Weiss

Journal: J. Neurol.. 2012 Jul;259(7):1269-83.

 

Upper limb apraxia, a disorder of higher motor cognition, is a common consequence of left-hemispheric stroke. Contrary to common assumption, apraxic deficits not only manifest themselves during clinical testing but also have delirious effects on the patients' everyday life and rehabilitation. ...

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Novel Treatment for Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech : Measurement of Outcomes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Apraxia of Speech

 

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2014

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Auditory Masking Effects on Speech Fluency in Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Apraxia of Speech; Aphasia; Cerebrovascular Accident

 

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2014

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PiB PET Scanning in Speech and Language Based Dementias
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2014

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