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A Motor-Based Treatment for Individuals with Acquired Apraxia of Speech

Schneider, Sandra L. and Frens, Rachel A.
A Motor-Based Treatment for Individuals with Acquired Apraxia of Speech. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of a motor-based treatment for three individuals with
moderate acquired apraxia of speech. A single-subject multiple baseline design across
behaviors and subjects was utilized to train each individual’s ability to produce four-syllable
nonsense word patterns. Generalization to multi-syllabic words, nonsense words,
and phrases was measured. All participants showed increased ability to produce the
nonsense patterns, multi-syllabic words and phrases. In addition, error patterns were
examined and interestingly found to follow specific phonological rules similar to
developing phonology patterns in children. The results and efficacy of this study will be
discussed, as well as, future investigations of consistent error patterns in acquired apraxia
of speech.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1641
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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