The diagnosis and treatment of apraxia is primarily done by speech-language pathologists. Therefore, it is critical for these professionals to understand this disorder, co-occurrence with aphasia and dysarthria, differential diagnosis, and treatment strategies.
Apraxia Diagnosis and Intervention in Adults
Apraxia of Speech
History and Definition
Clinical Characteristics for Diagnosis
Additional Clinical Characteristics
Types of Apraxia
Assessment of Apraxia
Oral Motor Mechanism Assessment
Perceptual Speech Characteristics Assessment
AOS Versus Aphasia Assessment
AOS Versus Dysarthria Assessment
Considerations for Intervention
Treatment of Apraxia
Integral Stimulation (IS): Articulatory-Kinematic
8 Step Continuum: Articulatory-Kinematic
Sound Production Treatment (SPT): Articulatory-Kinematic
Pacing Techniques: Rate/Rhythm Control
Indirect Control: Rate/Rhythm Control
Gesturing Intersystemic Reorganization
Jean Marie Lucarelli is a licensed New Jersey Speech-Language Pathologist and holds an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from West Chester University and a Master's of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Marywood University where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society. Jean Marie has experience in providing speech and language services for clients with a wide range of diagnoses including Traumatic Brain Injuries, Cerebral Vascular Accidents (Strokes), Head and Neck Cancers , Cognitive Disorders including Dementia, and Neurological Degenerative Diseases, (e.g. Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis). She also has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia and swallowing difficulties. Disclosure: Jean Marie Lucarelli, MS, CC_SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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