Motor Speech Disorders: Where Will We Be in 10 Years?

Joseph R. Duffy

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Research and practice in the area of motor speech disorders (MSDs) will change in the next 10 years, most likely in evolutionary rather revolutionary ways. We are likely to see an increase in the understanding of the underpinnings of MSDs and refinements in assessment and diagnosis. Management approaches probably will be refined, as will how outcomes are measured. The evidence base for treatment efficacy will grow. Technology and changes in the health care system will have strong and overarching, but not easily predicted, influences. This article provides a broad overview of these and related issues, with some cautious predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Speech and Language
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016


  • apraxia of speech
  • Dysarthrias
  • principles of motor learning
  • speech intelligibility
  • telepractice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN


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