Analysis of the Sequential Motor Events in Oral Apraxia
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.
KeywordsVerbal Command Task Number Aphasic Patient Fluent Aphasia Distorted Movement
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