Promising Approaches to Treatment of Apraxia of Speech: Preliminary Evidence and Directions for the Future This paper provides a brief review of three interventions for apraxia of speech (AOS) that are in preliminary stages of development with evidence at the level of Phase I intervention trials. The first, Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST), combines intervention for dysprosody and segmental accuracy in apraxia of speech (AOS). ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2010
Promising Approaches to Treatment of Apraxia of Speech: Preliminary Evidence and Directions for the Future
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kirrie J. Ballard
    University of SydneySydney, Australia
  • Rosemary Varley
    University of SheffieldSheffield, United Kingdom
  • Diane Kendall
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Apraxia of Speech & Childhood Apraxia of Speech / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2010
Promising Approaches to Treatment of Apraxia of Speech: Preliminary Evidence and Directions for the Future
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2010, Vol. 20, 87-93. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.3.87
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2010, Vol. 20, 87-93. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.3.87

This paper provides a brief review of three interventions for apraxia of speech (AOS) that are in preliminary stages of development with evidence at the level of Phase I intervention trials. The first, Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST), combines intervention for dysprosody and segmental accuracy in apraxia of speech (AOS). The second is a word-level neurobiological approach that incorporates a substantial sensory-perceptual stimulation component and encourages error-free productions during practice. The third, phono-motor rehabilitation of AOS, provides intensive multi-sensory therapy for production of single sounds and words. These early studies have provided motivation for refining and exploring these interventions further.

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