Dyspraxia

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Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development. People with dyspraxia have trouble planning and completing fine motor tasks that vary from simply waving goodbye to more complex tasks such as brushing teeth. A person with dyspraxia can learn to function independently. Special learning methods and repeated practice of basic tasks can help, and sometimes occupational, physical, or speech therapy is also needed.

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The Focus Foundation

The Focus Foundation is dedicated to helping children and families affected by X & Y Variations, Dyslexia, and/or Developmental Dyspraxia. The Focus Foundation believes that through increased awareness, early identification and syndrome-specific treatment, children with these conditions can reach their full potential.

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Dyspraxia" for support, advocacy or research.

The Focus Foundation

The Focus Foundation is dedicated to helping children and families affected by X & Y Variations, Dyslexia, and/or Developmental Dyspraxia. The Focus Foundation believes that through increased awareness, early identification and syndrome-specific treatment, children with these conditions can reach their full potential.

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Last Updated: 31 Mar 2015

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The terms "Dyspraxia" returned 24 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

BCL11A frameshift mutation associated with dyspraxia and hypotonia affecting the fine, gross, oral, and speech motor systems.
 

Author(s): Julie Soblet, Ivan Dimov, Clemens Graf von Kalckreuth, Julie Cano-Chervel, Simon Baijot, Karin Pelc, Martine Sottiaux, Catheline Vilain, Guillaume Smits, Nicolas Deconinck

Journal: Am. J. Med. Genet. A. 2018 Jan;176(1):201-208.

 

We report the case of a 7-year-old male of Western European origin presenting with moderate intellectual disability, severe childhood apraxia of speech in the presence of oral and manual dyspraxia, and hypotonia across motor systems including the oral and speech motor systems. Exome ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dyspraxia and autistic traits in adults with and without autism spectrum conditions.
 

Author(s): Sarah Cassidy, Penelope Hannant, Teresa Tavassoli, Carrie Allison, Paula Smith, Simon Baron-Cohen

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Autism spectrum conditions (ASC) are frequently associated with motor coordination difficulties. However, no studies have explored the prevalence of dyspraxia in a large sample of individuals with and without ASC or associations between dyspraxia and autistic traits in these individuals.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dyspraxia in ASD: Impaired coordination of movement elements.
 

Author(s): Danielle McAuliffe, Ajay S Pillai, Alyssa Tiedemann, Stewart H Mostofsky, Joshua B Ewen

Journal: Autism Res. 2017 Apr;10(4):648-652.

 

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have long been known to have deficits in the performance of praxis gestures; these motor deficits also correlate with social and communicative deficits. To date, the precise nature of the errors involved in praxis has not been clearly ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Dyspraxia" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gait dyspraxia as a clinical marker of cognitive decline in Down syndrome: A review of theory and proposed mechanisms.
 

Author(s): Amelia J Anderson-Mooney, Frederick A Schmitt, Elizabeth Head, Ira T Lott, Kenneth M Heilman

Journal: Brain Cogn. 2016 Apr;104():48-57.

 

Down syndrome (DS) is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability in children. With aging, DS is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The development of AD neuropathology in individuals with DS can result in further disturbances in cognition ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A SOX3 (Xq26.3-27.3) duplication in a boy with growth hormone deficiency, ocular dyspraxia, and intellectual disability: a long-term follow-up and literature review.
 

Author(s): Stefano Stagi, Elisabetta Lapi, Marilena Pantaleo, Giovanna Traficante, Sabrina Giglio, Salvatore Seminara, Maurizio de Martino

Journal: Hormones (Athens). ;13(4):552-60.

 

SOX3 is located on the long arm of the X chromosome (Xq27.1) and both the under- and over-expression of this gene have been reported in cases of hypopituitarism with or without intellectual disabilities. Nevertheless, only a few cases have as yet been extensively described.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Putative miRNAs for the diagnosis of dyslexia, dyspraxia, and specific language impairment.
 

Author(s): Alexander Rudov, Marco Bruno Luigi Rocchi, Augusto Accorsi, Giorgio Spada, Antonio Domenico Procopio, Fabiola Olivieri, Maria Rita Rippo, Maria Cristina Albertini

Journal: Epigenetics. 2013 Oct;8(10):1023-9.

 

Disorders of human communication abilities can be classified into speech and language disorders. Speech disorders (e.g., dyspraxia) affect the sound generation and sequencing, while language disorders (e.g., dyslexia and specific language impairment, or SLI) are deficits in the encoding ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Apraxia of Speech

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2018

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech (PPAOS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Apraxia Speech

 

Last Updated: 16 May 2018

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Apraxia of Speech: Comparison of EPG Treatment (Tx) and Sound Production Treatment (SPT)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Apraxias; Communication Disorders; Speech Disorders

 

Last Updated: 7 May 2018

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