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ReferencesStrand E A Debertine P 2006 Treatment of severe childhood apraxia of speech Atreatment efficacy study Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology 84 295-300 Retrieved August 25 2013 from HighBeam Researchhttpwwwhighbeamcomdoc1G1-156644134htmlIntroduction In the study by Strand Stoeckel and Baas 2006 the purpose was to investigate the efficacy of a certain intervention method to treat children with childhood apraxia of speech CAS The rationale for this study was determined by factors which included the efficacy of using principles of motor learning in hopes of isolating and promoting the use of the most effective interventions for the CAS population The authors investigated how children would fare being exposed to the technique of dynamic temporal and tactile cueing DTTC in conjunction with the principles of motor learning There has been limited research in regards to the optimal method of treating speech motor disorders According to ASHA 2007 there is a pertinent need for research to validate effective treatment approaches The authors looked at real-time processing of verbally-presented stimuli and the influence of noise and age Method Strand Stoeckel and Baas 2006 conducted the experimental study with four males who were nonverbal at the onset of the investigation In addition all four participants intelligence and hearing were tested and it was determined that as a whole they had normal hearing and cognitive abilities They also showed no characteristics of autism spectrum disorders However the assessments given showed evidence that all four children had symptoms of CAS Prior to the investigation a baseline was established for the test items presented Therapy focused on appropriate immolating proper movement for funcational words that would be used by the children The intervention program consisted of thirty minute sessions for six weeks The number of sessions varied amongst the four children The range was from 38 to 50 different sessions For three
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