The Once Upon a Time Foundation is funding a pilot study titled: Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) – “Block” versus “Standard” Trial. The principal investigators for this multi-site research study are Elizabeth Murray, Ph.D., CPSP (University of Sydney, Remarkable Speech + Movement) and Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (Marquette University) with co-investigators Shelley Velleman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (University of Vermont) and Donna Thomas, Ph.D. CPSP, FHEO (University of Sydney). This study will examine the effects of length of therapy sessions on speech outcome measures. Children with moderate to severe childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) will receive DTTC in either standard service delivery or longer “blocks” of therapy. The goal of the pilot study is to provide key information for a randomized control trial (RCT) in the future. The Foundation’s goal for this project is to provide information to help parents and speech-language pathologists make informed decisions about length of therapy sessions to maximize progress for children with CAS. Information about how to participate in the pilot study will be posted once study recruitment and enrollment begins.

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