Sound Production Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech Acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) has been demonstrated to be responsive to various types of treatments, even when AOS is chronic (Wambaugh, Duffy, McNeil, Robin, & Rogers, 2006a). Of the different types of AOS treatments, the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) AOS Treatment Guidelines report identified articulatory-kinematic ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2010
Sound Production Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech
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  • Julie Wambaugh
    VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Apraxia of Speech & Childhood Apraxia of Speech / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2010
Sound Production Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2010, Vol. 20, 67-72. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.3.67
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2010, Vol. 20, 67-72. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.3.67

Acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) has been demonstrated to be responsive to various types of treatments, even when AOS is chronic (Wambaugh, Duffy, McNeil, Robin, & Rogers, 2006a). Of the different types of AOS treatments, the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) AOS Treatment Guidelines report identified articulatory-kinematic treatments as having the strongest evidence supporting their use (Wambaugh et al., 2006a  & b). Articulatory-kinematic treatments are those that employ techniques to improve speech production through the facilitation of movement, positioning, timing, and coordination of the articulators. Sound Production Treatment (SPT; Wambaugh, Kalinyak-Fliszar, West, & Doyle, 1998) is an articulatory-kinematic treatment that has received relatively more systematic study than other AOS treatments to date. This report describes SPT and the research supporting its application with speakers with AOS.

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