intervention

New review of treatment options for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

Researchers at the University of Sydney recently published a nice review of various treatment approaches for Childhood Apraxia of Speech in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.   It isn't the easiest journal to get your hands on here in NZ, so I thought I'd type up my notes from reading the article and share them here.

The quote most relevant to me was:

"The current literature suggests that when a child experienced frustration over low intelligibility or comprehensibility, AAC approaches may increase communicative success as well as stimulate development of language skills that cannot be practiced through speaking." p 16

My personal take home message was that both motor and linguistic treatment approaches show positive outcomes.