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SLP Mommy of Apraxia: Brain plasticity changes in children receiving PROMPT therapy for children with idiopathic apraxia of speech!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brain plasticity changes in children receiving PROMPT therapy for children with idiopathic apraxia of speech!


A research article in Brain Topography: A Journal of Cerebral and Dynamics, has a published a new study that demonstrates actual brain plasticity in the brains of children diagnosed with idiopathic apraxia of speech after undergoing intense PROMPT training.  According to the article, it's the first study of it's kind to demonstrate "experience dependent structural plasticity in children receiving therapy for speech sound disorders.

I've been waiting for this kind of functional MRI proof for speech sound disorders.  I've seen the brain imaging changes in kids with dyslexia, and I knew the research for speech sound disorders would be just around the corner.  It's exciting to see scientific proof that therapy works!

Click on the link below to read the full article.


Cortical thickness in children receiving intensive therapy for idiopathic apraxia of speech

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