Analysis of the Sequential Motor Events in Oral Apraxia

  • K. Poeck
  • M. Kerschensteiner


Although movement is a mode of human expression and communication comparable to speech, apraxia, unlike aphasia, has been devoted little or no study with respect to the structure of the disorder, e.g. the type of single components within a given motor sequence, so to speak the “vocabulary”, or the sequential order (the “syntax”) of the pathologically distorted movements. We have initiated a program aimed at the quantitative and qualitative assessment of the single components that constitute apraxic movements, and, hopefully, we also plan to study the problem whether or not there are regularities existing in their sequential order. For the purpose of this presentation I am going to limit myself to the syndrome of oral apraxia.


Verbal Command Task Number Aphasic Patient Fluent Aphasia Distorted Movement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Poeck
  • M. Kerschensteiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule 51Abteilung NeurologieAachenGermany

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