Apraxia și tulburarea de spectru autist-TSA

Apraxia și tulburarea de spectru autist-TSA

Apraxia and autism spectrum disorder ASD


This article, Apraxia and autism spectrum disorder focuses on detailing apraxia symptomatology with the main elements of this pathology. In the first part of the article terminology is approached, distinguishing between apraxia and dyspraxia. In the second part of the article the main symptomatology apraxia features are discussed and afterward they are put in relation with the ASD. In order to be able to identify the best way to approach apraxia in ASD context three research questions are raised: In what degree does the combination between ASD and apraxia slow down speech and language development? Which are the most frequent speech and language difficulties and causes which lead to the association of ASD with apraxia? Which are the most efficient intervention programs in the context of ASD associated with apraxia? To these three research questions answers are found by a deep and thorough theoretical investigation of the main studies and research in this field, results being discussed from the point of view of the way speech and language therapy field in Romania can approach apraxia in ASD contex.
Keywords: apraxia, dyspraxia, ASD, motor speech disorders, phonological disorders


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Tulburarea de dezvoltare a coordonării – de la terminologie la diagnostic și intervenție. Implicații logopedice

Tulburarea de dezvoltare a coordonării – de la terminologie la diagnostic și intervenție. Implicații logopedice

Developmental coordination disorder DCD – terminology, diagnosis and intervention. The implication for speech therapy.

Raluca Nicoleta TRIFU

Developmental coordination disorder DCD is a specific set of impairments corelated with gross and fine motor disfunction, poor motor planning and impaired sensor integration. The term is use wildly for this condition, based on the proposed term made by The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5), but others terms such as dyspraxia, specific motor dysfunction, specific coordination motor disfunction (ICD – 10) are used and preferred in the same time. The article displays the multiple terms used in the literature connected with the DCD, the criteria for diagnosis, the implication for education and target specific intervention in case of DCD.

Keywords: developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, motor disorder, CAS

Published on line: 30/10/2020

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