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EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review

The Cochrane Collaboration; Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (Australia)
Intervention for Dysarthria Associated with Acquired Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents

Morgan, A. T., & Vogel, A. P. (2008).
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3).

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided Yes
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication Yes
Included studies are assessed for study quality N/A
Quality assessments are reproducible N/A

Description: This review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental studies investigated the efficacy of interventions delivered by speech-language pathologists to children and adolescents with dysarthria associated with acquired brain injury.

Question(s) Addressed:

Question not specifically stated.

Population: Children aged 3-16 years with acquired dysarthria.

Intervention/Assessment: Perceptually-based therapy or instrumentally-based biofeedback approaches.

Number of Studies Included: 0

Years Included: Through Jan 2007



  • Treatment
    • Speech
      • General Findings - No studies were found that met the inclusion criteria; therefore, the authors were unable to draw conclusions about the efficacy of treatment methods for children aged three to 16 years old. Additional research is needed to determine the efficacy of the interventions implemented.

Keywords: Brain Injury, Dysarthria

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Added to Compendium: January 2012

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