APRAXIA OF SPEECH

refers to a speech-articulation disorder that occurs due to lack of coordination between the muscles needed for speaking. This occurs in the absence of sensory loss or paralysis. Also known as apraxic dysarthria.

APRAXIA OF SPEECH: "A person experiencing apraxia of speech is unable to organize muscles involved in speech to make meaningful sounds."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APRAXIA OF SPEECH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/apraxia-of-speech/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
SHARE