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Evidence

Speech therapy for verbal dyspraxia in children with a learning disability

Published December 2013

Download the full evidence summary PDF: WTE Speech therapy for verbal dyspraxia

 

PLEASE NOTE: This summary was produced more than 4 years ago. Information provided may be out of date. If you think it would be helpful to update this summary please contact us at pencru@exeter.ac.uk

What were we asked?

A professional asked us if there was any evidence on the effectiveness of speech therapy for children with developmental verbal dyspraxia and learning disabilities.

 

Key findings

  • There are no high quality trials evaluating the effectiveness of speech therapy for children with verbal dyspraxia and learning disabilities.
  • High quality studies of this therapy are needed for speech and language therapists to make informed evidence based decisions in clinical practice.

 

Note: This information is produced by PenCRU researchers and reviewed by external experts. The views expressed are those of PenCRU at the University of Exeter Medical School and do not represent the views of the Cerebra charity, or any other parties mentioned. We strongly recommend seeking medical advice before undertaking any treatments/therapies.