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Childhood apraxia of speech

Recent research studies have shown that there are different ways a speech pathologist can treat childhood apraxia of speech. 

Do you have a child with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or verbal dyspraxia? Children with CAS have speech difficulties that can impact on their literacy, social and academic skills. 

We want to compare two treatments in order to better understand why they work. This study will compare Rapid Syllable Transitions (ReST) treatment and Ultrasound Biofeedback treatment. 

What's involved?

What does the study involve?

  • assessment of your child’s speech and language skills
  • audio and video recording of your child’s speech and language
  • 12 x one-hour free treatment sessions over six weeks
  • 3-4 follow-up assessments after treatment.

Eligibility

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

We are looking for children who:

  • have dyspraxia or childhood apraxia of speech
  • are 7–16 years of age
  • have normal or adjusted to normal hearing and vision
  • have Australian English as their first and primary language.
  • have no other developmental diagnoses.

How to participate

If your child meets these criteria and you would like to be involved, then we would like to hear from you.


Contact
Pippa Evans
Speech pathologist
pippa.evans@sydney.edu.au
02 9351 9713 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 

Dr Tricia McCabe
Speech pathologist 
tricia.mccabe@sydney.edu.au 
02 9351 9747