American Indian Sign (Amerind) as a Facilitator of Verbalization for the Oral Verbal Apraxic Six oral and verbal apraxic patients with no speech on admission to the project achieved varying degrees of verbalization with American Indian Sign as a synchronous facilitator. Gains were measured by comparing patients' verbal scores on the Porch Index of Communicative Ability (PICA) on entering and leaving the project. Family ... Forum
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American Indian Sign (Amerind) as a Facilitator of Verbalization for the Oral Verbal Apraxic
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1974, Vol. 39, 445-456. doi:10.1044/jshd.3904.445
History: Received October 10, 1973 , Accepted April 11, 1974
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1974, Vol. 39, 445-456. doi:10.1044/jshd.3904.445
History: Received October 10, 1973; Accepted April 11, 1974

Six oral and verbal apraxic patients with no speech on admission to the project achieved varying degrees of verbalization with American Indian Sign as a synchronous facilitator. Gains were measured by comparing patients' verbal scores on the Porch Index of Communicative Ability (PICA) on entering and leaving the project. Family and hospital observers noted improvement in the patient’s daily spontaneous speech.

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