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Stuttering and Apraxia of Speech: the Efficacy of an Intervention Program (SAS:EIP)

This study has been completed.
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do estado de Minas Gerais
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Federal University of Minas Gerais Identifier:
First received: March 31, 2010
Last updated: April 1, 2010
Last verified: April 2007
Subjects' utterances were submitted to acoustic analysis before and after the intervention program applied on prosodic basis.

Condition Intervention
Developmental Apraxia of Speech
Behavioral: speech therapy with the assistance of an acoustical analysis program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Speech Prosody of People With Stuttering and Developmental Apraxia: the Efficacy of an Intervention Program

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Further study details as provided by Federal University of Minas Gerais:

Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Speech treatment on prosodic basis
Patients receive 20 therapy sessions over a course of 3 months, with one double session per week.
Behavioral: speech therapy with the assistance of an acoustical analysis program
Two weekly speech sessions realized on individual basis for three months period

Detailed Description:
The study has the aim of developing knowledge, methodology and technique in the prosody area, for its application on the speech therapy, with the assistance of a feedback system - with WinpitchPro (Philippe Martin). A database was constituted on the basis of a patterned corpus (EUROM1) by its translation, recording and editing on .wav format. Throughout model-sentences, an experimental intervention program initiates with the participation of 2 adults with stuttering problem and 2 with apraxia of speech. The efficacy of the therapeutic procedure is tested on the basis of the acoustical and the statistical analyses which have compared the first and the second speech samples taken before and after the twenty (20) therapy sessions held in a prosody approach only.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of stuttering
  • Clinical diagnosis of apraxia of speech
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Portuguese native language
  • Agreement by the participant to enroll on 20 therapy sessions scheduled in a 3 month period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of major medical illness unrelated to primary diagnosis of developmental stuttering and developmental apraxia of speech
  • Significant abnormalities on general physical and neurological examination unrelated to primary diagnosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01097161

R. Grão Pará, 85/404
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 30150340
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do estado de Minas Gerais
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bernadette von Atzingen Santos Cardoso, Laboratório de Fonética -UFMG Identifier: NCT01097161     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHA 0097/06
Study First Received: March 31, 2010
Last Updated: April 1, 2010

Keywords provided by Federal University of Minas Gerais:
Apraxia of speech
Motor control
Pitch range
Speech rate
fluency disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychomotor Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Speech Disorders
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders processed this record on May 23, 2017