/Inteli/ A bilingual computer software treatment program for apraxia of speech

Esnire Abigail Gomez, University of Texas at El Paso


Apraxia of Speech (AOS) is a motor speech disorder characterized as difficulty planning and producing precise and refined movements of the articulators for intelligible speech (CASANA). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the success of /Intϵli/, an experimental computer program that incorporates melodic intonation therapy (MIT), modified eight step continuum, visual and auditory cues, and voice recordings for instant feedback to increase speech intelligibility. Method: A single subject multiple-baseline design was used to examine the effects of /Intϵli/ on the speech intelligibility of a child diagnosed with severe AOS. Treatment was applied to 30 multisyllabic words in random order using /Intϵli/. Results: The participant demonstrated improvement in her speech intelligibility with the practiced words.

Subject Area

Speech therapy|Computer science

Recommended Citation

Gomez, Esnire Abigail, "/Inteli/ A bilingual computer software treatment program for apraxia of speech" (2011). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1494348.