Treatments of Acquired Apraxia of Speech
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||aphasia, apraxia of speech, stroke|
|Treatments||sound production treatment (spt) - blocked, spt - random|
|Sponsor||VA Office of Research and Development|
|Start date||August 2011|
|End date||February 2016|
|Trial size||24 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01483807, C7419-R|
This study is designed to examine the effects of speech therapy on ability to produce speech sounds in persons with acquired apraxia of speech.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||crossover assignment|
|Masking||single blind (outcomes assessor)|
time frame: Pre treatment (2-3 week period preceding the start of treatment) , Interim treatment (after 20 treatment session - approximately 7 weeks after the start of treatment), and Post treatment (after another 20 treatment sessions - approximately 15 weeks)
Male or female participants from 21 years up to 85 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Must have acquired apraxia of speech that occurred following a stroke or other brain injury. - Must be at least 6 months post-onset of brain injury. - May have aphasia. Exclusion Criteria: - History of drug or alcohol abuse. - History of mental illness. - Neurological condition other than that which resulted in apraxia of speech.
|Official title||Treatments of Acquired Apraxia of Speech|
|Principal investigator||Julie L Wambaugh, PhD|
|Description||This study is designed to investigate the effects of Sound Production Treatment (SPT; a treatment for acquired apraxia of speech) on sound production accuracy in persons with chronic apraxia of speech (AOS). Organization of practice (blocked practice or randomized practice) will be manipulated in an effort to determine the most efficacious application of SPT. A combination of group and single-subject experimental designs will be completed with 24 speakers with AOS (2 groups of 12 participants).|
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