The Aphasiology Archive
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
    

The Role of Feedback Frequency in the Treatment of Acquired Apraxia of Speech

Austermann, S.N. and Maas, E. and Robin, D.A. and Ballard, K.J. and Schmidt, R.A.
The Role of Feedback Frequency in the Treatment of Acquired Apraxia of Speech. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

The current study employed a single-subject alternating treatment design to examine the acquisition of speech motor skills in persons with AOS under two feedback conditions: High-Frequency Feedback (HFF) (on 100% of trials) and Low-Frequency Feedback (LFF) (on 60% of trials). Based on studies of limb motor learning and speech motor learning in unimpaired individuals, it was predicted that although HFF would enhance initial acquisition of trained speech skills, LFF would best-promote the long-term retention and transfer of these newly-acquired skills. The results from four subjects with AOS support the reduction of feedback frequency in structuring therapy for individuals with AOS.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1528
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
Additional Information:ABSTRACT ONLY. No full text available.