Semin Speech Lang 2002; 23(4): 293-308
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-35802
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A Summary of Treatments for Apraxia of Speech and Review of Replicated Approaches

Julie L. Wambaugh
  • University of Utah and VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Publication Date:
03 December 2002 (online)


This article provides an overview of investigations of treatments for acquired apraxia of speech (AOS). Published treatment reports are summarized in tabular form to provide the reader with a resource for selecting and evaluating the empirical support for AOS treatments. The treatment summary highlights the fact that most available AOS treatments have limited data to support their use. A particularly problematic aspect of the AOS treatment literature is a lack of replication of treatment findings. A review is provided of the few AOS treatments for which findings have been replicated. The reader is urged to be cautious in selecting treatments and to carefully document treatment effects because of the limited treatment database.