Journal article

Looking to the Future: Speech, Language, and Academic Outcomes in an Adolescent with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Samantha J Turner, Adam P Vogel, Bronwyn Parry-Fielder, Rhonda Campbell, Ingrid E Scheffer, Angela T Morgan

Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica | KARGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The clinical course of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is poorly understood. Of the few longitudinal studies in the field, only one has examined adolescent outcomes in speech, language, and literacy. This study is the first to report long-term speech, language, and academic outcomes in an adolescent, Liam, with CAS. METHODS: Speech, language, literacy, and academic outcome data were collected, including 3 research-based assessments. Overall, data were available at 17 time points from 3;10 to 15 years. RESULTS: Liam had moderate-to-severe expressive language impairment and poor reading, writing, and spelling up to 10 years. His numeracy was at or above the national average from 8..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship


Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence Grant


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

S.J.T. supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship (101777), Australian National University Gowrie Scholarship, and Speech Pathology Australia Nadia Verrall Memorial Research Grant. A.P.V. supported by NHMRC Fellowship (1135683). A.T.M. supported by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (1105008). I.E.S. supported by NHMRC Program Grant (628952) and Practitioner Fellowship (1006110). Project also supported by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence Grant (1116976), NHMRC Project Grant (1127144), and Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP120100285) to A.T.M. and I.E.S.