What is it about?

The Rapid Syllable Transition (ReST) treatment is an effective intervention designed to address the planning and programming disorder found in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). We have shown for the first time that ReST can be adapted to another language other than English and it can be effective as therapy for italian children.

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Why is it important?

Our finding show that the two children treated with ReST showed both positive treatment results and some generalization, which were both maintained to 4 months post-treatment. These results appears to have been as effective as ReST delivered in English for both children.


Delighted to share the first publication about ReST in a language other than English.

Dr Tricia McCabe
University of Sydney

This clinical pilot study is the first to take a CAS treatment with preponderant evidence in English and examine its potential in a language other than English. I hope this article gives major insights into the importance of motor learning principles to address CAS for the italian speech pathologists.

Ilaria scarcella
University of Sydney

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This page is a summary of: A Pilot Single-Case Experimental Design Study of Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment for Italian Children With Childhood Apraxia of Speech, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, June 2021, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2021_ajslp-20-00133.
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