The influence of initial phoneme cue technique on word formation: A case study of a child with apraxia of speech and autism (pp. 197-203)
Authors: Elad Vashdi
Abstract: Children diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) often acquire sounds but have difficulties in putting them together and forming words. This case study deals with the therapeutic challenges and examines a technique called initial phoneme cue (IPC). Method: A 10 year old girl with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and CAS had word formation treatment for several years with no results. We compared the use of IPC technique versus regular imitation of CVCV structured words. Results: The use of IPC resulted in a 97-100% success of word imitation while regular imitation had 0-20% success of word imitation. Conclusions: The results confirmed our speculation of the efficacy of IPC's technique within this single treatment process.