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Apraxia

Apraxia is a motor speech disorder that is a result of left hemisphere damage. As the patient speaks you will notice he or she will struggle to position the tongue and lips correctly. His or her speech attempts may be unintelligible or they may repeat the same word or phrase in attempt to form the correct word. An Apraxic patient's speech errors may include: substituting of one sound for another sound, prosody, omitting sounds, difficulty initiating speech, making several attempts to produce sounds or words, (Words longer in length may have more errors), the ability to read better than name, adding sounds to words and articulation errors. The patient’s resonance, respiration, phonation, pitch and loudness are normal.

Lessons Include:

  • Blends Initial and Final Position

  • Consonant Vowel Words

  • Consonant Vowel Consonant Words

  • Two Syllable Words

  • Three Syllable Words

  • Compound Words

  • Phrases

  • Questions

  • Sentences