scholarly journals Investigation of the Annual and Periodic Distribution of Malaria Cases in Mogadishu, Somalia: A Retrospective Analysis of Four-Year Data

2021 ◽  
Vol 1 (2) ◽  
pp. 47-54
Marian Muse Osman ◽  
Mukhtaar Abdullahi Ali ◽  
Ahmed Muhammad Bashir ◽  
Faduma Nur Adan ◽  
Hilmi Erdem Sümbül ◽  
Julie L. Wambaugh ◽  
Lydia Kallhoff ◽  
Christina Nessler

Purpose This study was designed to examine the association of dosage and effects of Sound Production Treatment (SPT) for acquired apraxia of speech. Method Treatment logs and probe data from 20 speakers with apraxia of speech and aphasia were submitted to a retrospective analysis. The number of treatment sessions and teaching episodes was examined relative to (a) change in articulation accuracy above baseline performance, (b) mastery of production, and (c) maintenance. The impact of practice schedule (SPT-Blocked vs. SPT-Random) was also examined. Results The average number of treatment sessions conducted prior to change was 5.4 for SPT-Blocked and 3.9 for SPT-Random. The mean number of teaching episodes preceding change was 334 for SPT-Blocked and 179 for SPT-Random. Mastery occurred within an average of 13.7 sessions (1,252 teaching episodes) and 12.4 sessions (1,082 teaching episodes) for SPT-Blocked and SPT-Random, respectively. Comparisons of dosage metric values across practice schedules did not reveal substantial differences. Significant negative correlations were found between follow-up probe performance and the dosage metrics. Conclusions Only a few treatment sessions were needed to achieve initial positive changes in articulation, with mastery occurring within 12–14 sessions for the majority of participants. Earlier occurrence of change or mastery was associated with better follow-up performance. Supplemental Material

2016 ◽  
Vol 22 ◽  
pp. 145-146
Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt ◽  
Georges Elhomsy ◽  
Fanglong Dong ◽  
Bobbie Paull-Forney

1994 ◽  
Vol 92 (4) ◽  
pp. 535-542 ◽  
Terence M. Murphy ◽  
Jessica M. Utts

2014 ◽  
John W. Capps ◽  
Michael A. Francis ◽  
Jacob S. Wisnoski ◽  
Angela W. Sekely ◽  
Marlee Caldwell ◽  

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