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Creating a Framework for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

Diagnosing and treating childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) can be challenging for many clinicians. The nature of the disorder requires that, in order to effectively treat CAS, therapists must make a paradigm shift in their thinking, switching from a focus on language and sound production to thinking about movement. Guidelines for evaluating children will be discussed and criteria for determining when to use therapy based on movement will be elucidated. Once a clinician determines that a child is struggling with motor planning for speech and is diagnosed with CAS or suspected CAS, therapy must be based on the principles of motor learning for the child to progress in learning to speak. The principles of motor learning will be discussed. Different therapy approaches based on the principles of motor learning will be explained and resources for additional training will be provided. Therapy approaches and goal selection for children at a variety of communication stages will be discussed. 

Important Session Information:

This session will be offered in live format on site at ESC Region 12.

TSHA CEUs pending.


Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Stephanie Londenberg
Breanna Waldrup, MS, CCC-SLP
Date Time Location
11/9/2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ESC Region 12
2101 W Loop 340, Waco, 76712

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212