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Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Current views on diagnosis and treatment

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In this course, we will first review current consensus criteria for acquired apraxia of speech. Next, we will discuss various current treatment approaches and their evidence, as well as some general principles that are likely to facilitate speech motor learning in apraxia of speech.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list the criteria for diagnosing apraxia of speech.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe several motor learning principles in treatment for apraxia of speech.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe several treatment approaches and principles for apraxia of speech.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Apraxia of Speech: Diagnostic criteria
10-30 Minutes Principles of motor learning in treatment for apraxia of speech
30-55 Minutes Treatment approaches for apraxia of speech
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

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edwin maas

Edwin Maas, Ph.D.

 

Edwin Maas, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. After receiving his Masters degree in Neurolinguistics from the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and working as a clinical linguist in an outpatient rehabilitation setting, he earned a doctoral degree in Language and Communicative Disorders at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. His dissertation focused on the nature of speech motor programming deficits in apraxia of speech. In addition, he has conducted a number of treatment studies for apraxia of speech. After his doctoral studies, he completed postdoctoral training at Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses both on the basic science of speech production and on clinical research relevant to neurogenic and childhood speech and language disorders, including treatment research. His research has been funded by NIH-NIDCD, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, and the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. He currently serves on the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences committee on Practice Guidelines for Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech.


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