Föreläsningar och seminarier Gästseminarium: Aravind Namasivayam

2021-11-11 16:00 - 17:30 Add to iCal

Meta-analysis of the PROMPT Program of Research

Deltagande via Zoom: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/66691783274


The empirical studies of Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) treatment first appeared in the literature around mid 1980s. Over the past 30 years, the PROMPT intervention has evolved into a comprehensive and systematic treatment approach to address communication disorders across the life span. Theoretical and clinical foundations, as well as research evidence in support of PROMPT intervention has grown tremendously during this time. To successfully implement research-to-clinical practice using PROMPT treatment, it is crucial to understand (a) why the intervention works, (b) who should receive this intervention, (c) what is the quality of evidence supporting the approach, and (d) how it fits into the broader context of clinical-outcome testing.

The purpose of the presentation are (a) to summarize behavioral outcomes from PROMPT intervention studies; (b) to discuss potential means by which PROMPT intervention achieves its intended therapeutic effect or action (i.e., neuroanatomical and neurophysiological Mode of Action; (c) to report preliminary meta-analysis of experimental data from single subject and group design studies, including the recently completed PROMPT randomized controlled trial (RCT); and (d) to evaluate the quality of PROMPT intervention studies using a hierarchy of evidence quality framework. Consolidation of findings across studies is necessary to identify the gaps in the literature, and address challenges confronting the clinicians and researchers in speech-language pathology.


Aravind Namasivayam, Ph.D., Reg. CASLPO, S-LP (C) 

Dr. Aravind Namasivayam received his Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology with a specialized certification in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Namasivayam is currently a Research Associate at the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto. He has published 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has over 60 international conference presentations and workshops. Dr. Namasivayam has received several awards at the national and international level from various organizations, such as the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (USA), Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA), Apraxia Kids and the prestigious National award for Excellence in Applied Research from the Speech-Language and Audiology (SAC), Canada.

He routinely teaches speech physiology, research methods, and speech sound disorders in children at the University of Toronto. In 2018, he founded the Speech Research Centre Inc. with the aim of making evidence-informed practice accessible to frontline clinicians worldwide. Dr. Namasivayam is also the co-founder of Hear2Speak.org a non-profit organization for improving speech pathology and audiology services in majority countries.


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