Perceptual and Articulatory Changes in Speech Production Following PROMPT Treatment (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) (Report)

Perceptual and Articulatory Changes in Speech Production Following PROMPT Treatment (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) (Report)

PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) is a treatment approach that is widely used to improve sound production in children with speech impairments. This approach uses tactile cues to support and shape movements of the oral articulators in order to improve the production of individual sounds, syllables, words, and eventually connected speech. The […]

Variability in Apraxia of Speech: A Perceptual and VOT Analysis of Stop Consonants.

Variability in Apraxia of Speech: A Perceptual and VOT Analysis of Stop Consonants.

This investigation was designed to examine the effects of (1) method of stimuli presentation and (2) sampling over time on production of stop consonants with a speaker with acquired apraxia of speech. Stimuli were presented in a blocked format and a randomized format on three sampling occasions and percentage of perceived errors, types of errors, […]

Speech Practice Patterns of Children with Speech Sound Disorders: The Impact of Parental Record Keeping and Computer-Led Practice (Report)

Speech Practice Patterns of Children with Speech Sound Disorders: The Impact of Parental Record Keeping and Computer-Led Practice (Report)

This study assessed the impact of parental record keeping on motor speech practice and compared computer-led practice to parent-led practice with eight children with seven? speech sound disorders. Parents recorded and reported the total number of minutes their child practiced each week during parent- and computer-led practice. Results revealed that participants increased their overall practice […]

A Home Program of Speech Therapy in Huntington's Disease (Clinical Report)

A Home Program of Speech Therapy in Huntington’s Disease (Clinical Report)

Keywords: Huntington’s disease; cranial nerve, rehabilitation; dysphagia; dysarthria The authors followed a group of 14 individuals with mild severe symptoms of Huntington’s disease (HD) for a two-year period. Respiratory, phonatory, and oral-motor exercises were prescribed as part of a daily home program for all individuals to serve as adjunctive therapy to pharmacological treatment. Thirteen individuals […]

Treatment Guidelines for Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Treatment Descriptions and Recommendations (Care and Treatment)

Treatment Guidelines for Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Treatment Descriptions and Recommendations (Care and Treatment)

This article is the second of two reports from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) Writing Committee of Treatment Guidelines for AOS. The first report provided a review and evaluation of the AOS treatment evidence (Wambaugh, Duffy, McNeil, Robin, & Rogers, 2006a). The current report is focused on the aspects of guidelines […]

Auditory Comprehension in Alzheimer Disease: Influences of Gesture and Speech Rate (Care and Treatment)

Auditory Comprehension in Alzheimer Disease: Influences of Gesture and Speech Rate (Care and Treatment)

The aim of this study was to investigate comprehension of commands presented in two rates of speech and two gesture conditions in 17 adults with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease (AD). A within-subjects design was employed to assess comprehension of two-part commands using common objects and actions presented at either a “normal” or “fast-normal” rate of speech, […]

Effects of Reverberation Upon the Perception of Dysarthric Speech (Clinical Report)

Effects of Reverberation Upon the Perception of Dysarthric Speech (Clinical Report)

For various reasons, audio recordings made of speakers with dysarthria or other communicative disorders are often made using head mounted microphones. The close proximity of the mouth to the microphone may result in an elimination of the typical reverberant quality of speech. Naturally occurring reverberation can reduce speech intelligibility while the speech may sound more […]