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a·prax·i·a

 (ā-prăk′sē-ə)
n.
Total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment.

[Greek aprāxiā, inaction : a-, without; see a-1 + prāxis, action; see praxis.]

a·prac′tic (ā-prăk′tĭk), a·prax′ic (ā-prăk′sĭk) adj.

apraxia

(əˈpræksɪə)
n
(Pathology) a disorder of the central nervous system caused by brain damage and characterized by impaired ability to carry out purposeful muscular movements
[C19: via New Latin from Greek: inactivity, from a-1 + praxis action]
aˈpraxic, aˈpractic adj

a•prax•i•a

(əˈpræk si ə, eɪˈpræk-)

n.
a nervous disorder characterized by an inability to perform purposeful movements but not with paralysis or a loss of feeling.
[1885–90; < German Apraxie < Greek aprāxía inaction; see a-6, praxis, -ia]
a•prac′tic (-tɪk) a•prax′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apraxia - inability to make purposeful movementsapraxia - inability to make purposeful movements
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
Translations

a·prax·i·a

n. apraxia, falta de coordinación muscular en los movimientos causada por una afección cerebral.

apraxia

n apraxia
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By contrast, apraxia of speech involves difficulty making accurate movements when trying to produce syllables and words, resulting in problems with speech production.
Two major categories can be distinguished within the motor speech disorders: apraxia of speech and dysarthria (Duffy, 1995; Roig-Quillis & Rodriguez-Palmero, 2008; Gamboa, Jimenez-Jimenez, Mate, & Cobeta, 2001).
In this third edition, Kumin has broadened information on the needs of children with childhood apraxia of speech, and also covers a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism.
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Heather's creativity and patience have proven fine tools for surmounting challenges associated with her developmental delays and apraxia of speech, a condition that compromises her verbal abilities.