Apraxia Of Speech
Apraxia of speech may be an indicator of a problem with the language center of the brain. Progressive apraxia of speech is a neurodegenerative condition, similar to primary progressive aphasia, though apraxia of speech is a different condition. It is important to note, however, the two might occur together. With apraxia of speech, patients have trouble producing sounds properly.
The disorder affects the programming or motor planning of speech, which causes an individual to make improperly pronounced words and syllables. As the disease progresses, patients lose more of their ability to manufacture speech. Some patients become totally mute. The main difference between apraxia of speech and PPA is that the former is caused by a failure to form words properly, while the latter is related to the use of words.