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Prof Anita van der Merwe


Anita van der Merwe is Professor in the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria. Her main research interests are models of speech motor control, apraxia of speech, and treatment of apraxia of speech. Her most significant contribution to date is the development of a brain-behaviour model of speech sensorimotor control. This model explains neurological control of normal speech production, it characterizes pathological speech sensorimotor control, and provides treatment guidelines. This model has already been cited more than 90 times. Her current research is focused on further development of the model, a rationale for treatment of apraxia of speech, and treatment outcomes.


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