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Apraxia and Hearing Loss

Thomas Borton ., Ph.D

October 6, 2003

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What exactly is apraxia and what can be done to reverse it or stop it from getting worse? The example to use would be a 2 year, 9 month year old boy, who does have a history of ear problems Ears were full of fluidand he only had 50% hearing) and has only

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Apraxia is a movement disorder in which purposeful movements of the normal musculature are impaired. In this case, the hearing loss is a red-herring; apraxia of speech and conductive hearing loss are unrelated. The patient should be referred to a speech-language pathologist specializing in the neurogenic bases of speech for assistance with this problem. Good hearing is important for patients undergoing any sort of intervention for speech disorder and I'd recommend periodic hearing screening by the speech-language pathologist to document stable hearing thresholds.

Thomas E. Borton, Ph.D., FAAA
Professor and Director
Speech and Hearing Clinic
Auburn University Montgomery
P. O. Box 244023
Montgomery, Alabama 36124-4023
Phone: 334-244-3408
Fax: 334-244-3906
tborton@mail.aum.edu


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Thomas Borton ., Ph.D


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