EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences
Practice Guidelines for Dysarthria: Evidence for the Behavioral Management of the Respiratory/Phonatory System
Spencer, K. A., Yorkston, K. M., et al.
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, Technical Report No. 3, 50 pages.
AGREE Rating: Recommended with Provisos
This guideline provides recommendations for treatment of respiratory/phonatory dysfunction for individuals with dysarthria. Various neurological populations were included such as Parkinson's disease, brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis. The target audience for this guideline is speech-language pathologists.
- General Findings, Biofeedback & LSVT - "The behavioral management of respiratory/phonatory impairment has support from the research literature, particularly in the areas of biofeedback and intensive phonatory treatment ([Lee Silverman Voice Treatment] LSVT)" (pp. 12–13).
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Added to Compendium: November 2010