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 161 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Early-Onset Friedreich's Ataxia With Oculomotor Apraxia.
 

Author(s): Amene Saghazadeh, Sina Hafizi, Firouzeh Hosseini, Mahmoud Reza Ashrafi, Nima Rezaei

Journal: Acta Med Iran. 2017 Feb;55(2):128-130.

 

Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is a rare autosomal recessive spinocerebellar ataxia which in the majority of cases is associated with a GAA-trinucleotide repeat expansion in the first intron of Frataxin gene located on chromosome 9. The clinical features include progressive gait and limb ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2017

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Balance impairment does not necessarily coexist with gait apraxia in mild and moderate Alzheimer's disease.
 

Author(s): Fernando Vieira Pereira, Fabricio Ferreira de Oliveira, Rodrigo Rizek Schultz, Paulo Henrique Ferreira Bertolucci

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2016 Jun;74(6):450-5.

 

To assess correlations among gait apraxia, balance impairment and cognitive performance in mild (AD1, n = 30) and moderate (AD2, n = 30) AD.

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2016

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Utility of testing for apraxia and associated features in dementia.
 

Author(s): Samrah Ahmed, Ian Baker, Sian Thompson, Masud Husain, Christopher R Butler

Journal: J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.. 2016 Nov;87(11):1158-1162.

 

Existing literature suggests that the presence or absence of apraxia and associated parietal deficits may be clinically relevant in differential diagnosis of dementia syndromes.

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Apraxia" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatments and technologies in the rehabilitation of apraxia and action disorganisation syndrome: A review.
 

Author(s): Andrew Worthington

Journal: NeuroRehabilitation. 2016 Jun;39(1):163-74.

 

Apraxia and Action Disorganisation Syndrome are characterised by an inability to use tools and carry out ordered sequences of movements in the absence of motor or sensory impairment. To date treatment for these complex but debilitating conditions has received little attention.

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech (PPAOS)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Apraxia Speech

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017

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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: 5 Jul 2017

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Treatment Intensity - Apraxia of Speech
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia; CVA; Apraxia of Speech

 

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2017

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