SOON TO BE RELEASED: Motor Planning: Acquired Apraxia that Affects Phonation
Overcoming acquired apraxia of speech requires addressing re-connecting control of voicing-phonation from the onset of treatment. Acquired motor planning and execution problems, typically related to stroke or brain injury, differs in important ways from developmental apraxia of speech. With that in mind, treatment for the adult client with acquired apraxia will contain significant differences from treatment for (DAS). This authentic protocol will provide you with the concepts, activities and tools to effectively address impairments in the phonetic encoding process for speech production starting with apraxia that affects phonation, the ability to control voice production to support connected speech and how to merge those improvements with improved articulatory and prosodic controls.
24 page manual includes:
- Simple to implement, hierarchically-organized protocol Instructions
- Link to a training video
- Client handouts and instructions
- A full list of stimuli
- Research for evidence-basis of protocols with links
- Evaluation and documentation recommendations and examples
- Examples for grading task difficulty level and of stimuli
- Sample Forms and trouble-shooting considerations
Author: William Connors, MA,CCC-SLP. One of the aphasia expert clinicians at AphasiaToolbox, Bill has helped thousands of SLPs and organizations gain advanced competence in the treatment of apraxia and its related disorders at numerous venues.