Limb Apraxia - OT19

Limb Apraxia

A Treatment Guide for Occupational Therapists

by Nikki Weiner, OTD, OTR/L
(4.4 / 616 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Apraxia is a disorder of skilled and purposeful movement that occurs with neurological damage or disorders affecting the praxis system. People with limb apraxia often have severe functional deficits that impede everyday task performance and increase dependence on caregivers. Historically, apraxia has been a poorly understood disorder with much debate surrounding its definition and subtypes. Recent literature supports two types of limb apraxia in adults: ideational and ideomotor. Although research studies on rehabilitative methods are scarce, current views support occupation-based assessment and intervention.


The goal of this apraxia continuing education program is to review the causes and types of limb apraxia, examine how apraxia affects everyday function and understand current evidence-based methods for assessment and treatment of apraxia. After reviewing the information presented in this program, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate between types of limb apraxia
  • Describe the effect of apraxia on occupational performance
  • Identify functional approaches for the assessment of apraxia
  • Develop occupation-based treatments for patients with apraxia
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Performance Skills
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 10/15/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/2/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/2/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Rebecca M - Star Lake, NY  ·  Feb 01, 2019
Not much to say well done. again I like the video's better but that is just me
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Diana R - Littleton, CO  ·  Dec 27, 2018
I appreciated the actual examples of using the different treatment approaches with apraxia and the benefits and value of each treatment approach.
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Julia D - Carrboro, NC  ·  Nov 13, 2018
The course had some useful information. I especially like that the potential treatment options were outlined with examples. Some photos or videos would be helpful to see treatment ideas in practice.
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Jeanette C - Dallas, TX  ·  Oct 26, 2018
very educational, appreciate the examples
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Kelly M - Hobe Sound, FL  ·  Oct 11, 2018
great review of information
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50