Symptoms of Apraxia

The major symptom of Apraxia is the person’s inability to perform the movement with no signs of physical paralysis. The person understands the command but cannot execute the movement. If the movement is attempted, you will often see the movement uncontrolled or clumsy.

  • Difficulty stringing syllables together
  • Repeat attempts to pronounce words
  • Incorrect inflections
  • Excessive use of nonverbal forms of communication
  • Distorting vowel sounds
  • Minimal babbling during infancy
  • Difficulty saying long or complex words
  • Groping (moving tongue and lips into the right place as you try to speak or make a sound)

Apraxia Risk Factors

Apraxia is caused by damage to the brain. The most common causes of acquired apraxia include:
  • Neurodegenerative Illness
  • Head Trauma
  • Stroke
  • Brain Tumor
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Dementia

Types of Apraxia Treatment 

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Speech Generating Devices

Treatment Type 1

Approximately 14,000,000 people globally are affected by Neuromuscular Diseases ranging from ALS and MS to Parkinson's Disease and Myasthenia Gravis. These illnesses can be difficult to manage. That's why Lincare’s clinical professionals are available to speak with patients diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease and assist their practitioners with developing individualized treatment options.

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