John D. Tonkovich, Terry L. Boettcher and Mary W. Rambow
Based on positive feedback from clinicians who used the original edition of this program, we have revised Dysarthria Rehabilitation to better meet the needs of clients with dysarthric speech. Among other improvements, you'll find that we've extensively updated the illustrations and packaged them in a bound, easel-backed stimulus manual that makes it easier to keep them together as you travel. The stimulus items also have been updated to better reflect the needs, interests, and experience of those who have dysarthria. This version includes new guidelines for use by assistants and caregivers.
This program is still easy to administer and flexible enough to meet the individual needs of clients with dysarthria. Exercises are arranged in a hierarchy from simple to complex. The program contains exercises divided into three sections:
· Exaggerating Articulatory Movements
· Reducing Speech Rate Via Vowel Prolongation
· Improving Speech Prosody
All necessary stimuli, including words, 60 pictures, and data and tracking forms, are included in this comprehensive program.
TARGET GROUP: Adolescents and adults
COMPLETE PROGRAM: Manual and stimulus manual; Reproducible Data Collection and Tracking forms