Research

Overview

ReST is an evidence based treatment. The research listed below has all been conducted at The University of Sydney. We welcome replication and collaboration so please feel free to contact us with your ideas and questions.

If you are a clinician who would like access to one of the articles then we have the following suggestions.

The Murray et al (2012) protocol article is open access (free) from the BMC Pediatrics website.

For all other articles please feel free to contact us and we will send you an author copy if you cannot get it in other ways. Please be patient as it may take a little while for us to send you the article.


Current ReST Projects

McCabe & Preston A pilot randomized control trial comparing ultrasound biofeedback treatment with rapid syllable transition training (ReST) in children with CAS CASANA $35,000 USD

McCabe & Madill Providing ReST treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech to more children, more often. Ian Potter Foundation $32,000


Publications

Thomas, D., McCabe, P., Ballard, K.J. & Lincoln, M. (2016). Telehealth Delivery of Rapid Syllable Transitions (ReST) treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. DOI 10.1111/1460-6984.12238.

Murray, E., McCabe, P. & Ballard, K.J. (2015). A Randomized Control Trial of Treatments for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 58 (3) 669-686. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-S-13-0179.

McCabe, P., Macdonald-D’Silva, A.G., van Rees, L.J., Ballard, K.J. & Arciuli, J. (2014). Orthographically sensitive treatment for dysprosody in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech using ReST intervention. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 17, (2) 137-145 DOI 10.3109/17518423.2014.906002 PMID 2469312.

Thomas, D., McCabe, P. & Ballard, K.J. (2014).Rapid Syllable Transitions (ReST) Treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The Effect of Lower Dose Frequency. Journal of Communication Disorders. 51, 29-42 DOI 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2014.06.004 PMID 25052390.

Murray, E., McCabe, P. & Ballard, K.J. (2012). A comparison of two treatments for childhood apraxia of speech: methods and treatment protocol for a parallel group randomised control trial. BMC Pediatrics, DOI 10.1186/1471-2431-12-112 PMID:22863021.

Van Rees, L. Ballard, K.J., McCabe, P. MacDonald da Silva, A., & Arciuli, J. (2012). Training Production of Lexical Stress in Typically Developing Children with Orthographically Biased Stimuli and Principles of Motor Learning. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology 21, 197–206 DOI 10.1044/1058-0360 PMID 22411774.

Murray, E., McCabe, P, & Ballard, K. (2011). Using ReST intervention for paediatric cerebellar ataxia: A pilot study. Stem-, Spraal-en Taalpathologie (17) S55.

Ballard, K.J., Robin, D.A. McCabe, P. & McDonald, J. (2010). A novel treatment of prosody in children with CAS. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 53, 1227–1245. DOI 10.1044/1092-4388(2010/09-0130) PMID 20798323.


Conference Presentations

McCabe, P. & Preston, J. (2016). Comparing Treatments: An RCT contrasting Ultrasound and ReST Therapy for CAS. Paper presented at the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, July 2016, Chicago USA.

McCabe, P. (2016). Choosing and Implementing Evidence-based Treatments for Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adult. Keynote paper presented to the Philippines Association of Speech Pathology Annual Convention, July 2016, Manila Philippines.

McCabe, P., Preston. J. & Evans P. (2016). Ultrasound or ReST? Which Treatment is better for older children with CAS? A pilot RCT – preliminary data. Poster presented at the Speech Pathology Australia Annual National Conference, May 2015, Perth.

Thomas, D., McCabe, P. & Ballard, K. (2016). Service delivery for Rapid Syllable Transitions (ReST) Treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A comparison of telehealth, lower frequency and parent- delivered treatment. Paper presented to Speech Pathology Australia Annual National Conference, May 2015, Perth.

Thomas, D., McCabe, P. & Ballard, K. (2014). Parent Training for Rapid Syllable Transitions Treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Fidelity of parent conducted treatment. Poster presented at Motor Speech Symposium, Sarasota, Fl, USA March 2014.

Thomas, D., McCabe, P. & Ballard, K. (2014). Rapid Syllable Transitions (ReST) Treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The Effect of Lower Dose Frequency. Poster presented at Motor Speech Symposium, Sarasota, Fl, USA March 2014.

Bejjani, L., McCabe, P., Murray, E., Thomas, D. & Ballard, K.J. (2013).The ecological validity of ReST intervention: Improvements in connected speech of children with CAS. Paper presented at Communicating Together’ Speech Pathology Symposium. 2-4 December 2013, Newcastle.

McCabe, P., Murray, E., Thomas, D., Bejjani, L. & Ballard, K.J. (2013). A new evidence based treatment for childhood apraxia of speech: ReST. Paper presented at 2013 ASHA Convention, Chicago, USA.

Murray, E., McCabe, P., & Ballard, K.J. (2013). Exploring factors that determined treatment success: data from a Randomized Control Trial for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Paper presented at 2013 ASHA Convention, Chicago, USA.

Thomas, D., McCabe, P. & Ballard, K. (2013). Treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Does Rapid Syllable Transition (ReST) treatment work when it’s done twice rather than four times per week? Paper presented at Speech Pathology Australia Annual National Conference, June 2013, Gold Coast.

Murray, E., McCabe, P, & Ballard, K. (2012). The first randomised control trial for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (ReST vs Nuffield Dyspraxia Program-3). Paper presented at Speech Pathology Australia Annual National Conference, June 2012, Hobart.

Macdonald-DSilva, A., vanRees, L., McCabe, P., Arciuli, J. & Ballard, K.J. (2010). Treatment of prosody in children with and without Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Paper presented at Speech Pathology Australia Annual National Conference May 2010 Melbourne.
McCabe, P. Ballard, K.J., & McDonald J (2010). Using the ReST intervention to treat a three year old with childhood apraxia of speech: A case study in EBP. Paper presented at Speech Pathology Australia Annual National Conference May 2010 Melbourne.

McCabe, P., Macdonald-DSilva, A., vanRees, L., Arciuli, J. & Ballard, K.J. (2010). Orthographically sensitive treatment for prosody in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Poster presented at the Motor Speech Conference, March 2010, Savannah, GA, USA.

Ballard, K.J., Robin, D.A. McCabe, P.J. & McDonald J. (2009). Treating Dysprosody in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Paper presented at Speech Pathology Australia Annual National Conference May 2009 Adelaide.

McCabe, P., & Ballard, K.J (2008). An Innovative Syllable Transition Treatment Trial for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Presentation to the Motor Speech Conference, March 2008, Monterey, CA, USA.
Staples, T., McCabe, P., Ballard, K.J. & Robin, D.A. (2008). Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Treatment Outcomes at 6 months of an Intervention Incorporating Principles of Motor Learning. Paper presented at the Joint New Zealand Speech-Language Therapy Association/ Speech Pathology Australia Conference, May 2008, Auckland, New Zealand


Other

McCabe, P., Thomas, D., & Murray E. (2016). Clinician Manual for Rapid Syllable Transition Training (ReST). The University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia. ISBN 978-1-74210-369-3

McCabe, P. & Ballard, K.J. (2015). The ReST program. In C. Bowen (ed) Children’s Speech Sound Disorders (2nd ed.). Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-118-63402-8

McCabe, P. (2014) Using ReST treatment to improve intelligibility in school aged children with CAS: An evidence based intervention. Webinar presented to CASANA audience (208 participants, mostly in the USA).