People with conceptual apraxia experience difficulties visualizing and conceptualizing an action, and are often unable to carry out tasks involving multiple steps, such as making a sandwich, or they may carry out steps in the wrong order. Conceptual apraxia can also cause problems when using tools. The person may not be able to associate the task with the correct equipment. For example, when handed a spoon they may attempt to write with it as though it were a pencil.
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