Acquired Dyspraxia

Acquired dyspraxia of speech is a highly treatable neurologic (sensorimotor) speech disorder. It is most often the result of a stroke or dementia or more rarely a tumor. Typically the left inferior parietal lobe, the frontal lobes, or the corpus callosum are the brain areas associated with speech centers of the brain that when damaged can result in acquired dyspraxia. Symptoms vary from minor sound distortions to a complete inability to produce speech. Acquired dyspraxia can usually be successfully treated through intensive speech therapy.

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