The management of clients with motor speech disorders

This is a paper that focuses on the management of clients with motor speech disorders. The paper also provides a case scenario to analyse on the assignment topic.

The management of clients with motor speech disorders

Overview: The management of clients with motor speech disorders falls under the range of practice area, “speech”. The case study aims to facilitate acquisition of the skills and knowledge required for the evaluation and planning of assessment and treatment of motor speech disorders. There is a particular focus on the application of theoretical principles.

Case Scenario:

You are a newly graduated speech pathologist working on a neurorehabilitation ward. You have received a new referral. Using the case history and data , along with your own independent research, you are to:
1) Firstly, analyse and describe your client’s communication profile. Formulate a differential diagnosis that is theoretically driven and support by research and the case data.
Hypotheses should be regarding the level of breakdown and spared and impaired sensorimotor speech processes using a theoretical model (20%).

2) Secondly, formulate an assessment plan for your client detailing what additional information you would need to gather to guide your management and why. Rationales should be provided, with theoretical and research justification for each assessment goal or area. You should include examples of tasks or measures that you might use (30%).

3) Thirdly, set out an intervention plan with rationale. This should include:
Formulation of long-term goals and treatment period goals and also identification of the treatment approach or tasks you would use with clear justification (20%).
Application of the principles of motor learning to justify and outline the structure of practice and feedback regimen to ensure both acquisition and generalization of skills targeted during the treatment period. You may select one treatment period goal to demonstrate this application and use of motor learning theory (10%).

4) Lastly, outline what treatment outcome measures you will use and how they could be analysed to determine whether your intervention is effective and treatment goals achieved. (10%).

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