Research

Each year, Apraxia Kids provides funding to researchers who submit proposals for treatment research pilot studies. Over the years, these studies have proven to be invaluable to the apraxia community in supporting assessment and treatment decision-making.

THE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH

Foreword from the Apraxia Kids Professional Advisory Council:

Research is vital for improving clinical outcomes for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). For Apraxia Kids to achieve its mission, evidence-based assessment and treatment of children with CAS is critical. Better diagnosis and treatment will come by rigorously testing clinical and scientific ideas. Apraxia Kids is therefore proud to sponsor research grants on topics related to CAS.

However, research can only be conducted if families choose to participate. Scientists cannot determine what assessment techniques or treatment approaches are most promising without volunteers. Studies may address a number of factors such as different treatment techniques, early identification of CAS, long-term outcomes, speech production and speech perception characteristics, behavioral skills such as memory and attention, or biological factors such as genes and brain characteristics.  In some cases, the primary benefits of participating in research may be to help other families down the road, once scientists are able to answer their questions.  The outcomes of research are then disseminated to the wider community of clinicians, researchers, and parents through research articles.

If you have participated in research projects related to CAS, the apraxia community thanks you for this vital service.

educating parents and professionals.

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

There are a multitude of different treatment approaches available for CAS. Tricia McCabe, Elizabeth Murray and Donna Thomas from the University of Sydney have graciously enabled us to share with you an Evidence Brief on childhood apraxia of speech.

This Evidence Brief reflects the past and current research from Australia in collaboration with researchers and clinicians across the world.  The CAS Treatment Project Log includes research that covers many aspects of childhood apraxia of speech.  We thank these excellent researchers not only for their contributions to our understanding of CAS but also for their generosity in sharing their vital information with others.

2019 RESEARCH REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

Apraxia Kids announces the availability of funds to support research relevant to childhood apraxia of speech.

Potential applicants must email research@apraxia-kids.org to inform Apraxia Kids of your intent to submit an application. The intent to apply must be received no later than March 1, 2019.

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ARE YOU CONDUCTING RESEARCH?

Apraxia Kids is a resource for academic researchers looking to identify participants for their study. We provide a connection between researchers and participants through our website. Click here to submit your study today!

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PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH!

Research studies need participants just like you! Find an approved study below to participate in!  If no links are available, please check back later.

Apraxia Kids values innovation and is committed to funding research initiatives throughout the world. The generous support of donors allows our organization to fund new and exciting research on a variety of apraxia of speech topics.