Therapeutic Approaches to Apraxia Although identifying descriptions of apraxia are numerous in recent literature, few articles present guidelines for apraxia therapy. In this paper, several therapeutic techniques for apraxia are introduced and discussed. Sequencing of speech sounds is recognized as the apraxic patient’s most characteristic problem. Rapid repetition of consonant plus /α/, build-up of ... Articles
Articles  |   May 01, 1976
Therapeutic Approaches to Apraxia
 
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Articles   |   May 01, 1976
Therapeutic Approaches to Apraxia
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1976, Vol. 41, 268-276. doi:10.1044/jshd.4102.268
History: Received June 11, 1975 , Accepted October 4, 1975
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1976, Vol. 41, 268-276. doi:10.1044/jshd.4102.268
History: Received June 11, 1975; Accepted October 4, 1975

Although identifying descriptions of apraxia are numerous in recent literature, few articles present guidelines for apraxia therapy. In this paper, several therapeutic techniques for apraxia are introduced and discussed. Sequencing of speech sounds is recognized as the apraxic patient’s most characteristic problem. Rapid repetition of consonant plus /α/, build-up of speech sounds into syllables, and word attack by phone and syllable are all recommended for the purpose of improving sequencing. Facilitation techniques are discussed for the acquisition of articulatory postures. Case histories are presented to illustrate the therapy approach.

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