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apraxia (stuttering glossary)

Inconsistent loss or impairment of the ability to execute a complex sequence of coordinated movements, as in the articulation of speech: the inconsistent ability to remember how to produce a complex motor sequence of events, especially on multisyllabic words, multisyllable phrases and "tongue twisters." Caused by damage to the central nervous system.


Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)