Treating Childhood Apraxia
New treatments for childhood apraxia of speech are urgently needed as no current effective treatments exist.
Dr Tricia McCabe and Ass Prof Kirrie Ballard have developed two new treatments for childhood apraxia of speech which are based on the principles of motor learning and focus on improving how children with CAS move from syllable to syllable in their speech. These syllable transition treatments have been submitted for publication.
Current research is focussed on conducting a longer trial, developing an effective treatment which can be applied in clinical settings Treatment for Childhood Apraxia
Dr Joanne Arciuli and her team are exploring literacy development in typically developing children and those with developmental disabilities. The research team uses the on campus Psycholinguistics Laboratory: Psycholinguistics Research Laboratory. This research is currently funded by grants from the ARC and ISS awarded to Dr Joanne Arciuli.