Treatment with a combination of intra-oral sensory stimulation and electropalatography in a child with severe developmental dyspraxia
2007 (English)In: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, ISSN 1401-5439, Vol. 32, no 2, 71-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper describes the use of a combination of intra-oral sensory stimulation and electropalatography (EPG) in the treatment of a case with severe developmental verbal dyspraxia. A multiple-baseline design was used. The treatment duration was 11 months and started when the subject was 5 years old. The efficacy of the treatment was assessed by calculations of percentage of correctly articulated words, percentage of consonants correct, percentage of phonemes correct and percentage of words correct. Intelligibility assessments were conducted by both naïve and expert listeners. The experts also assessed visual deviances in articulatory gestures from video recordings. Qualitative analysis of EPG data was made. The subject's speech was significantly improved by the treatment in all aspects. The results and their generalization to other cases of developmental verbal dyspraxia are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 32, no 2, 71-9 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51584DOI: 10.1080/14015430600852035PubMedID: 17613788OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-51584DiVA: diva2:275911