Motor-Based Speech Therapy

At Apraxia Dallas, all clinicians have received training in evidence-based methodologies for childhood apraxia of speech, including Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC), Rapid Syllable Transition Training (ReST) and Speech Motor Chaining. 



In addition, clinicians at Apraxia Dallas have the experience and education needed to modify these approaches for a child’s individual needs so that the skills learned in therapy are generalized and functional for the child.

Methodologies Used for Motor-Based Speech Therapy

Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)

An evidence-based methodology based on the principles of motor learning designed to treat children with moderate-severe childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria. Often used with children in the early stages of learning to speak.

Rapid Syllable Transition Training – ReST

An evidence-based methodology based on the principles of motor learning developed to treat children with mild-moderate childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria in children four years of age and older. ReST has been shown in research studies to improve speech accuracy and prosody, when delivered as designed.

Speech Motor Chaining

An evidence-based methodology based on the principles of motor learning designed to motor-based speech sound disorders, including articulation impairments, residual speech errors, speech errors associated with mild-moderate childhood apraxia of speech, and adults with acquired apraxia of speech.