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Whole word therapy for acquired apraxia of speech

Varley, Rosemary and Windsor, Fay and Whiteside, Sandra
Whole word therapy for acquired apraxia of speech. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005) / : (2005).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1585
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.