Behavioral vs. Cognitive Views of Speech Perception and Production (Report)

Behavioral vs. Cognitive Views of Speech Perception and Production (Report)

Introduction The study of speech perception and production has been dominated largely by cognitively oriented researchers and theorists. However, cognitive theories do not translate well into actually teaching speech and language. Because of its emphasis on behavior and its foundation of experimentally derived principles of learning, operant learning theory, on the other hand, has for […]

The Interface of Music Therapy and Speech Pathology in the Rehabilitation of Children with Acquired Brain Injury.

The Interface of Music Therapy and Speech Pathology in the Rehabilitation of Children with Acquired Brain Injury.

Abstract This article discusses the role and conjoint uses of music therapy and speech pathology to aid the treatment of acquired neurological speech and language difficulties in children attending a rehabilitation unit. Research, descriptive case studies, models for intervention and techniques used in conjoint music therapy and speech pathology are described to support the use […]

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

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Speech and Language Disorders Associated with Corticobasal Degeneration.

Speech and Language Disorders Associated with Corticobasal Degeneration.

Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by asymmetric cortical and extrapyramidal signs including progressive asymmetric limb rigidity and apraxia. Other commonly occurring signs include alien limb phenomena, frontal release signs, postural instability, cognitive and/or memory deficits, aphasia, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria. An extensive literature review revealed that although speech and language deficits […]

Treatment Guidelines for Apraxia of Speech: Lessons for Future Research.

Treatment Guidelines for Apraxia of Speech: Lessons for Future Research.

The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) Writing Committee of Treatment Guidelines for Apraxia of Speech (AOS) prepared a technical report containing evidence-based guidelines for the management of AOS. The technical report, which was based on a comprehensive review of published treatment literature, revealed numerous limitations in that literature. This report utilizes information […]

A Long Road: Dr. Maryann N. Cater's Inauguration Speech to the West Virginia State Medical Association (President's Message)

A Long Road: Dr. Maryann N. Cater’s Inauguration Speech to the West Virginia State Medical Association (President’s Message)

Dr. Peter Carmel, President of the American Medical Association, State medical presidents, fellow colleagues of the West Virginia State Medical Association, my fellow osteopathic physicians, family, friends, and honored guests: In 1973, I left a small town in the mountains of Lebanon for the hills of West Virginia–and thus began a long, immensely satisfying journey […]

Functional Communication Training: The Role of Speech Pathologists and Behavior Analysts in Serving Students with Autism (Report)

Functional Communication Training: The Role of Speech Pathologists and Behavior Analysts in Serving Students with Autism (Report)

Introduction Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by significant impairments in language/communication, deficits in social interaction and restricted interests/ stereotypical behavior (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Perhaps the most central of these impairments, especially in young learners, is the communication deficit. Learners with autism have difficulty in all aspects of communication, including receptive understanding, expressive language, […]