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Apraxia of Speech as an Impairment of Preprogramming

Maas, Edwin and Robin, Donald and Steinhauer, *Véronique and Magnuson, *Curt and Wright, *David and Ballard, *Kirrie
Apraxia of Speech as an Impairment of Preprogramming. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

The present study aimed to further specify the motor programming disorder in Apraxia of speech (AOS), using a reaction time approach. Speech responses involved a single syllable of either short or long duration, and sequences of repeated syllables with a particular temporal pattern. Data from four individuals with AOS and 10 control speakers support the hypothesis that AOS involves a deficit of early programming processes while late programming processes are relatively spared. These findings resemble those from a previous finger-movement study with these same patients, and suggest that AOS reflects a central deficit at an early motor programming stage.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1717
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.