Modification of the Eight-Step Continuum for Treatment of Apraxia of Speech in Adults A previously reported treatment program for patients with severe apraxia of speech suggested that (1) some communicative ability could be restored, (2) it might be feasible to develop home programs from the original program, (3) the complete eight-step continuum may not be necessary, and (4) some patients had difficulty at ... Articles
Articles  |   February 01, 1978
Modification of the Eight-Step Continuum for Treatment of Apraxia of Speech in Adults
 
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Articles   |   February 01, 1978
Modification of the Eight-Step Continuum for Treatment of Apraxia of Speech in Adults
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1978, Vol. 43, 89-95. doi:10.1044/jshd.4301.89
History: Received January 30, 1975 , Accepted July 19, 1977
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1978, Vol. 43, 89-95. doi:10.1044/jshd.4301.89
History: Received January 30, 1975; Accepted July 19, 1977

A previously reported treatment program for patients with severe apraxia of speech suggested that (1) some communicative ability could be restored, (2) it might be feasible to develop home programs from the original program, (3) the complete eight-step continuum may not be necessary, and (4) some patients had difficulty at Step 4 in the program. Protocols from four severely apractic patients supported the contention that some communicative ability could be restored using this program. Effective home programs, based on the original program, were successfully developed. The complete program was not needed for two of the four patients. Finally, a methodology for reducing the difficulty at Step 4 in the program was discussed.

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