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

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Apraxia" returned 117 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

From the archives. A contribution to the study of apraxia with a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Alastair Compston

Journal: Brain. 2013 Aug;136(Pt 8):2331-5.

 

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2013

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Apraxia in left-handers.
 

Author(s): Georg Goldenberg

Journal: Brain. 2013 Aug;136(Pt 8):2592-601.

 

In typical right-handed patients both apraxia and aphasia are caused by damage to the left hemisphere, which also controls the dominant right hand. In left-handed subjects the lateralities of language and of control of the dominant hand can dissociate. This permits disentangling the ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2013

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Syndromes dominated by apraxia of speech show distinct characteristics from agrammatic PPA.
 

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

Journal: Neurology. 2013 Jul;81(4):337-45.

 

We assessed whether clinical and imaging features of subjects with apraxia of speech (AOS) more severe than aphasia (dominant AOS) are more similar to agrammatic primary progressive aphasia (agPPA) or to primary progressive AOS (PPAOS).

Last Updated: 23 Jul 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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A Novel Treatment for Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech : Measurement of Outcomes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Apraxia of Speech

 

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014

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Functional Rehabilitation of Upper Limb Apraxia in Patients Poststroke
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stroke; Apraxias

 

Last Updated: 23 Jul 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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