noun. inability to make purposeful movements.
1. Noun, plural For example, children with apraxia have the ability to make the sounds of speech but have difficulty doing so. 2. Adjective Another speech problem that adults can have is apraxia or motor speech disorder. 3. Noun, singular or mass According to Special Kids Today, fish oil may improve language skills and eye contact in children with apraxia of speech, which is characterized by difficulty planning and producing the movements needed for speaking.