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, […]

Reliability of Speech Intelligibility Ratings Using the Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale.

Reliability of Speech Intelligibility Ratings Using the Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale.

The Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale (UHDRS) is widely used by medical, nursing, and allied-health professionals in the management and study of patients with Huntington disease (HD), who sometimes present with decreased speech intelligibility. As such, examining the reliability of speech intelligibility ratings using the UHDRS is critical in evaluating its utility as an instrument […]

Impact of Pallidotomy on Physiological Articulation Function and Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson Disease.

Impact of Pallidotomy on Physiological Articulation Function and Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson Disease.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of posteroventral pallidotomy on perceptual and physiological measures of articulatory function and speech intelligibility in Parkinson disease (PD). The study examined 11 participants with PD who under-went posteroventral pallidotomy. Physiological measures of lip and tongue function and perceptual measures of speech intelligibility were obtained prepallidotomy […]

Stephen L. Sebert, MD: WVSMA President 2008-2009 (Inaugural Speech of Stephen L. Sebert, MD, Delivered on August 23, 2008) (President's Message)

Stephen L. Sebert, MD: WVSMA President 2008-2009 (Inaugural Speech of Stephen L. Sebert, MD, Delivered on August 23, 2008) (President’s Message)

First, I want to recognize my family. My son Paul, a journalist writes for the Huntington Herald-Dispatch newspaper, my daughter Jennifer, is working on a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Kentucky, my son-in-law Alex Howard, is working on his doctorate in Public Health at the University of Kentucky, my brother David is […]

Reflections of a Former Vice President on Long-Time Cardiac Experiences (Editorial) (Speech)

Reflections of a Former Vice President on Long-Time Cardiac Experiences (Editorial) (Speech)

I appreciate the warm welcome and the hospitality of our hosts this evening. This is not exactly the first time I’ve been around this many cardiologists–though it’s nice for once not to have to be rushed to see you. All of you are friends of the Baylor Health Care System, and I’m pleased to join […]