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Apraxia is a disorder of motor planning. Apraxia comes from the Greek praxis for an act, work or deed preceded by privativea meaning without. Apraxia is a disorder caused by damage to specific areas of the brain leading to the loss of ability to execute or carry out learned, purposeful movements despite having the desire and physical ability to perform the movements. It can be acquired or related to atypical development. Apraxia is different from abulia in which individuals do not have the interest or desire to carry out an action and allochiria in which individuals confuse one side of the body with the other.

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(2011). Apraxia. In: Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79061-9_175

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