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The Case Against Nonspeech Oral Motor Exercises (NSOMEs) to Improve Speech Production

Published by <p>Non-oral motor treatment (NOMTs) have become more popular among speech-language pathologists. However, this treatment approach has limited to no evidence to support the use of NOMTs within the speech therapy session. This clinical resource provides more information about this controversial treatment approach for improving speech abilities. Lass, N. J., & Pannbacker, M. (2008). The application […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

“You Say Severe, I Say Mild”: Toward an Empirical Classification of Dysarthria Severity (2021)

Published by <p>During a motor speech assessment, one of the primary goals is to determine the severity of speech impairment related to dysarthria. The current research for the best practice to determine the severity is largely untested with no accepted definition or classification system. The most common descriptions for dysarthria are the type and estimated overall intelligibility […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Respiratory Muscle Strength Training for Speech and Voice

Published by <p>This resource provides information related to respiratory muscle strength training to improve speech and voice. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Techniques for Reducing or Eliminating Acquired Stuttering in Adults

Published by <p>This material provides techniques to help reduce or eliminate stuttering-like episodes that can be acquired following brain injury. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Application of Evidence-Based Practice to Nonspeech Oral Motor Treatments (2008)

Published by <p>NOMTs (non-oral motor treatments) are the same as nonspeech oral motor exercises (NSOMEs), and a new term called oral placement treatment (OPT) is the same approach. These approaches include the SLP encouraging a patient to perform movements that do not produce a speech sound like blowing through a straw, blowing bubbles, smile-pucker, puffing cheeks out, […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effects of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment on Sound-Level and Speech Production Errors in Individuals With Aphasia and Acquired Apraxia of Speech (2021)

Published by <p>It is common for individuals with left hemisphere strokes to have aphasia, but they can also have a dual diagnosis of A-AOS and aphasia. VNeST has been shown to improve the generalization of lexical retrieval of untrained words across the hierarchy of language tasks. The VNeST protocol targets activation of semantic, lexical, and syntax between […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Respiratory Muscle Training in Stroke Patients with Respiratory Muscle Weakness, Dysphagia, and Dysarthria – A Prospective Randomized Trial (2020)

Published by <p>After a stroke, people frequently have difficulties with swallowing, respiratory muscle weakness, impaired voluntary cough, decreased peak expiratory flow, reduced fitness abilities, and dysarthria. Inspiratory muscle training (MIT) is known to improve inspiratory muscle strength and endurance within eight weeks to achieve >90% expected maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) for people with chronic stroke. Expiratory muscle […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Repetitive Negative Thinking, Temperament, and Adverse Impact in Adults Who Stutter (2020)

Published by <p>Repetitive thinking is defined by Watkins (2008) as “repetitive, prolonged, and recurrent thought about one’s self, one’s concerns, and one’s experiences.” This self-reflection can be active or passive thoughts about events, emotions, or experiences in the past, present, or potential future. Repetitive thinking can often have a focus on negative emotions. When people participate in […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Perceptually Salient Sound Distortions and Apraxia of Speech: A Performance Continuum (2017)

Published by <p>The study had 66 participants (37 men, 29 women), who considered themselves to have aphasia from a stroke (64 subjects) or an open head injury (2 subjects). All of the participants were at least 4 weeks out from their aphasia onset however most were 2 years post-onset. None of the participants had a cognitive impairment […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Relationship Between Breath Support and Speech Production

Published by <p>Pulmonary complications are common following brain injury. This handout explains how reduced breath support can lead to speech deficits and provides evidenced-based exercises that can be completed to improve breath support for speech production. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>