Whole word therapy for acquired apraxia of speech

Varley, Rosemary and Windsor, Fay and Whiteside, Sandra (2005) Whole word therapy for acquired apraxia of speech. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Recent models of speech encoding suggest that movement plans for frequently used words are stored and that not all speech output is encoded by a process of segment-by segment assembly. We explore the implications of this view for the management of apraxia of speech (AOS). In a treatment study, the effectiveness of a computer-administered, word-level therapy was examined with ten people with AOS. The results demonstrated that treated words showed significant improvement on both perceptual and acoustic measures. Treatment effects were not due to spontaneous recovery, the motivational effects of computer therapy, or general language stimulation.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Additional Information: USED WITH PERMISSION.
Depositing User: Rebecca Rothman
Date Deposited: 05 May 2005
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1585

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