Influence of intensive phonomotor rehabilitation on apraxia of speech

Kendall, Diane L., Rodriguez, Amy D., Rosenbek, John C., Conway, Tim and Rothi, Leslie J. Gonzalez (2006) Influence of intensive phonomotor rehabilitation on apraxia of speech. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 43 3: 409-418. doi:10.1682/JRRD.2005.11.0175

Author Kendall, Diane L.
Rodriguez, Amy D.
Rosenbek, John C.
Conway, Tim
Rothi, Leslie J. Gonzalez
Title Influence of intensive phonomotor rehabilitation on apraxia of speech
Journal name Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0748-7711
Publication date 2006-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1682/JRRD.2005.11.0175
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 409
End page 418
Total pages 10
Place of publication Baltimore, MD, United States
Publisher Department of Veterans Affairs
Language eng
Abstract In this phase I rehabilitation study, we investigated the effects of an intensive phonomotor rehabilitation program on verbal production in a 73-year-old male, 11 years postonset a left-hemisphere stroke, who exhibited apraxia of speech and aphasia. In the context of a single-subject design, we studied whether treatment would improve phoneme production and generalize to repetition of multisyllabic words, words of increasing length, discourse, and measures of self-report. We predicted that a predominant motor impairment would respond to intensive phonomotor rehabilitation. While able to learn to produce individual sounds, the subject did not exhibit generalization to other aspects of motor production. Discourse production was judged perceptually slower in rate and less effortful, but also less natural. Finally, self-report indicated less apprehension toward speaking with unfamiliar people, increased telephone use, and increased ease of communication.
Keyword Aphasia
Apraxia of speech
Discourse production
Mental practice
Multisyllabic words
Phoneme production
Phonomotor rehabilitation
Verbal production
Words of increasing length
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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