Dyspraxia of speech


Dyspraxia of speech
A developmental disability characterized by difficulty in muscle control, specifically of the muscles involved in producing speech. It is caused by a neurological difference that has not yet been pinpointed. Treatment is via intensive speech therapy concentrating on oral-motor skills.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dyspraxia, developmental — A pattern of delayed, uneven, or aberrant development of physical abilities during childhood development. The physical abilities affected may be gross or fine motor skills. Developmental dyspraxia may be seen alone or in combination with other… …   Medical dictionary

  • speech disorder — n. any conspicuous speech imperfection, or variation from accepted speech patterns, caused either by a physical defect in the speech organs or by a mental disorder, as aphasia, stuttering, etc. * * * ▪ medicine Introduction       any of the… …   Universalium

  • Speech delay — Speech delay, also known as alalia, refers to a delay in the development or use of the mechanisms that produce speech. Speech, as distinct from language, refers to the actual process of making sounds, using such organs and structures as the lungs …   Wikipedia

  • Speech disorder — Main article: Speech and language pathology Speech Disorder Classification and external resources ICD 10 F …   Wikipedia

  • Developmental dyspraxia — A pattern of delayed, uneven, or aberrant development of physical abilities during childhood development. The physical abilities affected may be gross or fine motor skills. Developmental dyspraxia may be seen alone or in combination with other… …   Medical dictionary

  • Apraxia of speech — A severe speech disorder characterized by inability to speak, or a severe struggle to speak clearly. Apraxia of speech occurs when the oral motor muscles do not or cannot obey commands from the brain, or when the brain cannot reliably send those… …   Medical dictionary

  • Developmental dyspraxia — For Motor dyspraxia, see Motor skills disorder. Developmental dyspraxia Classification and external resources ICD 10 F82 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Nuffield Speech and Language Unit — has become an internationally recognised centre of excellence for providing intensive therapy to children who suffer from severe speech and language disorders. More specifically these can be: Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia Dysarthria Oral… …   Wikipedia

  • Motor speech disorders — are a class of speech disorder that disturb the body s natural ability to speak. These disturbances vary in their etiology based on the integrity and integration of cognitive, neuromuscular, and musculoskeletal activities. Speaking is an act… …   Wikipedia

  • Circumstantial speech — (also referred to as circumstantiality) is a communication disorder in which the focus of a conversation drifts, but often comes back to the point.[1] In circumstantiality, unnecessary details and irrelevant remarks cause a delay in getting to… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.