An Integrated Evaluation of Nonspeech Oral Motor Treatments Purpose This article functions as an epilogue to the clinical forum examining the use of nonspeech oral motor treatments (NSOMTs) to remediate speech sound disorders in children. Method Conclusions to eight clinical questions are formed based on the findings that were reported in the clinical forum. Theoretical and ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 2008
An Integrated Evaluation of Nonspeech Oral Motor Treatments
 
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
An Integrated Evaluation of Nonspeech Oral Motor Treatments
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2008, Vol. 39, 422-427. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/039)
History: Received October 25, 2006 , Accepted January 29, 2007
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2008, Vol. 39, 422-427. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/039)
History: Received October 25, 2006; Accepted January 29, 2007
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Purpose This article functions as an epilogue to the clinical forum examining the use of nonspeech oral motor treatments (NSOMTs) to remediate speech sound disorders in children.

Method Conclusions to eight clinical questions are formed based on the findings that were reported in the clinical forum. Theoretical and clinical challenges are also identified.

Conclusion NSOMTs have serious theoretical and empirical shortcomings. At present, there is insufficient evidence to support the routine clinical application of these procedures to remediate developmental speech sound disorders.

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