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Prosem Lecture: An Epic Tale of Castles, Dragons, and Magic: A Phase 1 Randomized Clinical Trial of ASSIST for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
October 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Edwin Maas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Temple University
Topic: An Epic Tale of Castles, Dragons, and Magic: A Phase 1 Randomized Clinical Trial of ASSIST for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
The goal of many treatments for childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is to improve communicative function in daily life. However, few treatment studies include outcome measures of activity or participation levels of the World Health Organization model. This presentation will first briefly review the CAS treatment literature, before describing an ongoing randomized controlled trial of integral stimulation-based treatment for CAS. In this clinical trial, children with CAS participate in an intensive summer camp during which they engage in group activities (not focused on speech/language) and receive 16 hours of individual speech treatment. To date, 17 children with CAS have completed the study (of an intended sample size of 40). Preliminary findings to be presented focus on parent-rated functional outcome measures of communicative participation. Clinical implications and future directions for developing the evidence base regarding treatment for CAS and other speech disorders will be discussed.
[This work was supported by NIH/NIDCD (R01 DC017768; PI: Maas). The content does not necessarily represent the official views of NIH/NIDCD.]