UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology



Medline NLM definition: neurological disorder characterized by the inability to perform purposeful movements although no muscular paralysis or sensory disturbance is present.

Apraxia: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site).

Apraxia: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

PubMed Medline search on apraxia

Support Groups

Dyspraxia Foundation
Supporting individuals and families affected by dyspraxia

Speech Teach
A site developed to provide teaching resources for parents and professionals supporting children with speech and learning difficulties for example dyspraxia, apraxia and autism.

Apraxia-Kids (US site)
The Apraxia-Kids website is sponsored by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). The site is designed to provide accessible and understandable information regarding Childhood Apraxia of Speech (also called Developmental Apraxia of Speech, Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, and other terms).

The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) (US site)
GARD provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy-to-understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.