The Use of Nonspeech Oral Motor Treatments for Developmental Speech Sound Production Disorders: Interventions and Interactions Purpose The use of nonspeech oral motor treatments (NSOMTs) in the management of pediatric speech sound production disorders is controversial. This article serves as a prologue to a clinical forum that examines this topic in depth. Method Theoretical, historical, and ethical issues are reviewed to create a series ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 2008
The Use of Nonspeech Oral Motor Treatments for Developmental Speech Sound Production Disorders: Interventions and Interactions
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Thomas W. Powell
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport
  • Contact author: Thomas W. Powell, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, L.S.U. Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, 3735 Blair Drive, Shreveport, LA 71103-4601. E-mail: tpowel@lsuhsc.edu.
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum   |   July 01, 2008
The Use of Nonspeech Oral Motor Treatments for Developmental Speech Sound Production Disorders: Interventions and Interactions
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2008, Vol. 39, 374-379. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/035)
History: Received March 28, 2006 , Accepted January 29, 2007
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2008, Vol. 39, 374-379. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/035)
History: Received March 28, 2006; Accepted January 29, 2007
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Purpose The use of nonspeech oral motor treatments (NSOMTs) in the management of pediatric speech sound production disorders is controversial. This article serves as a prologue to a clinical forum that examines this topic in depth.

Method Theoretical, historical, and ethical issues are reviewed to create a series of clinical questions that should be considered before one incorporates new methods into clinical practice.

Conclusion Speech production disorders are complex and multifaceted. Speech-language pathologists are encouraged to advocate on behalf of clients by adopting the highest standards of clinical practice and by evaluating treatment options in a systematic, critical, and ethical manner.

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