American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review

The Cochrane Collaboration; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
Intervention for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Morgan, A. T., & Vogel, A. P. (2008).
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3).

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided Yes
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication Yes
Included studies are assessed for study quality N/A
Quality assessments are reproducible N/A

Description: This is a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized studies addressing the efficacy of treatment for childhood apraxia of speech.

Question(s) Addressed:

Question not specifically stated.

Population: Children aged 3-16 years, diagnosed with developmental apraxia of speech or developmental verbal apraxia.

Intervention/Assessment: Perceptually-based therapy or instrumentally-based biofeedback approaches.

Number of Studies Included: 0

Years Included: Not stated

Findings:

Conclusions:

No treatment recommendations can be made from this review. Additional evidence is needed in order to establish treatment efficacy for childhood apraxia of speech.

Keywords: Apraxia

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Added to Compendium: January 2012

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