to take over the job of the kidneys when they fail
A person may have problems:
Copying movements or making signals when asked
Making facial movements, such as winking, whistling, or sticking out the tongue
Making the movements needed to speak
Making more than one movement at the same time
Making fine, exact movements with the hands or fingers, such as handling coins
Copying or drawing simple figures
Picking and using tools or objects the right way
Doing tasks in order
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. You may be asked to do common tasks as part of the exam. A neuropsychological test may also be done to check brain function.
Images may be taken of the brain. This can be done with:
Apraxia information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Apraxia-Information-Page. Accessed January 22, 2021.
Apraxia of speech in adults. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website. Available at: https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/apraxia-of-speech-in-adults. Accessed January 22, 2021.
Childhood apraxia of speech. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website. Available at: https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/childhood-apraxia-of-speech. Accessed January 22, 2021.
Stroke rehabilitation in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/management/stroke-rehabilitation-in-adults. Accessed January 22, 2021.
Veterans Health Administration/Department of Defense (VA/DoD). Clinical practice guideline for the management of stroke rehabilitation. VA/DoD 2019, provider summary can be found at VA/DoD 2019, synopsis can be found in Ann Intern Med 2019 Dec 17;171(12):916.
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Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 1/22/2021
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