Ok, you’ve heard about “motor learning theory” and that it can be incredibly helpful for children with childhood apraxia of speech.  But what does that even mean?  In this video, speech-language pathologist Carrie Clark will break down how motor learning theory plays into what we do in speech therapy for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.


Precursors To Motor Learning

  • Relationship
  • Motivation / Attention
  • Pre-Practice / Stimulability

Many Trials

  • Minimize praise and fun time / tactile time
  • Use activities that will give many opportunities to try

Distributed Practice

  • More frequent, shorter sessions

Random Practice

  • Mix targets together (don’t just target one sound until mastery)
  • Prevents over-generalization
  • Specific Feedback is Key
  • Cueing and Prompting So They Can Practice it Correctly

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