Neurophysiology of speech differences in childhood apraxia of speech

Jonathan Preston, Peter J. Molfese, Nina Gumkowski, Andrea Sorcinelli, Vanessa Harwood, Julia R. Irwin, Nicole Landi

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Event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded during a picture naming task of simple and complex words in children with typical speech and with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Results reveal reduced amplitude prior to speaking complex (multisyllabic) words relative to simple (monosyllabic) words for the CAS group over the right hemisphere during a time window thought to reflect phonological encoding of word forms. Group differences were also observed prior to production of spoken tokens regardless of word complexity during a time window just prior to speech onset (thought to reflect motor planning/ programming). Results suggest differences in pre-speech neurolinguistic processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-403
Number of pages19
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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