Paula A Square

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The Motor Speech Treatment Hierarchy used to guide PROMPT intervention represents a theoretical framework for the application of all bottom-up motor speech treatments. In addition, the hierarchy can be used prior to motor speech treatment to evaluate what aspects of the child's neuromotor system are intact and which elements are operating ineffectively or(More)
This article reports the development and evaluation of a new intervention termed "Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia" (SCA). The approach is based on the idea that the inherent competence of people with aphasia can be revealed through the skill of a conversation partner. The intervention approach was developed at a community-based aphasia center(More)
The present study was designed to examine the frequency and severity of apraxia in patients with left- or right-hemisphere stroke in both pantomime and imitation conditions and to compare the frequency of apraxia in each stroke group across the three patterns of apraxia described in Roy's model (Roy, 1996). Ninety-nine stroke patients and 15 age-matched(More)
Apraxia of speech (AOS) is typically described as a motor-speech disorder with clinically well-defined symptoms, but without a clear understanding of the underlying problems in motor control. A number of studies have compared the speech of subjects with AOS to the fluent speech of controls, but only a few have included speech movement data and if so, this(More)
Conversation partners of individuals with aphasia, including health care professionals, families, and others, play a role that is as important for communication as the language disorder suffered by individuals with aphasia. Two complementary measures designed to capture elements of conversation between adults with aphasia and their speaking conversation(More)
The purpose of this article has been to present a theoretical construct that would enhance our understanding of the basis of the disorder apraxia of speech, whether it be developmental or acquired. From a theoretical explanation a conceptual framework was developed to guide the selection of appropriate treatment strategies. DAS, like acquired apraxia of(More)
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