Stimulability and Treatment Outcomes Virtually every speech-language pathologist has assessed stimulability at one time or another. Procedures for stimulability testing are described routinely in textbooks on speech sound disorders in children, and stimulability has been the subject of scientific study for about 50 years (See Powell & Miccio, 1996  for a review). Given the ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2003
Stimulability and Treatment Outcomes
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  • Thomas W. Powell
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, L.S.U. Health Sciences Center, Shreveport LA
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Development / Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Treatment Outcomes
Article   |   April 01, 2003
Stimulability and Treatment Outcomes
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, April 2003, Vol. 10, 3-6. doi:10.1044/lle10.1.3
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, April 2003, Vol. 10, 3-6. doi:10.1044/lle10.1.3
Virtually every speech-language pathologist has assessed stimulability at one time or another. Procedures for stimulability testing are described routinely in textbooks on speech sound disorders in children, and stimulability has been the subject of scientific study for about 50 years (See Powell & Miccio, 1996  for a review). Given the long history and popularity of the procedure, it may be somewhat surprising that considerable controversy exists on how stimulability is to be defined, measured, interpreted, and applied in the clinical setting. This article attempts to synthesize key research findings regarding stimulability, with an emphasis on its relationship to treatment outcomes.
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