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Course # 5170
Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Current views on diagnosis and treatment

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

In this course, we will first review current consensus criteria for acquired apraxia of speech. Next, we will discuss various current treatment approaches and their evidence, as well as some general principles that are likely to facilitate speech motor learning in apraxia of speech.
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This course was recorded on November 22, 2011


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list the criteria for diagnosing apraxia of speech.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe several motor learning principles in treatment for apraxia of speech.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe several treatment approaches and principles for apraxia of speech.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Apraxia of Speech: Diagnostic criteria
10-30 Minutes Principles of motor learning in treatment for apraxia of speech
30-55 Minutes Treatment approaches for apraxia of speech
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(378 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 378 reviews

Review by: Grace on July 14, 2015
The instructor's actual speech samples for me to listen to and his explanations of examples of practice and therapy approaches.
Review by: Lisa on July 7, 2015
Very nice job conveying the important information.
Review by: Susan on July 7, 2015
This was a great course to update my knowledge of current research and treatment information related to apraxia.
Review by: Katie on June 22, 2015
Very good basic info about current literature.
Review by: Courtney on June 18, 2015
Liked the examples he used and was helpful for me since I work in home health seeing
Review by: Callie on June 10, 2015
well put together
Review by: Kathleen on June 8, 2015
His use of examples.
Review by: Tracy on May 25, 2015
Good information that I will be able to incorporate into my practice
Review by: Ashley on May 17, 2015
Gave me more background to treating AOS
Review by: Lesley on May 9, 2015
Presenter was clear and easy to understand/follow. I completely understood what he was talking about.
Review by: Amy on May 5, 2015
Principles of setting-up the practice session, to promote success
Review by: catherine on April 25, 2015
very relevant to many of my patients
Review by: Carrie on April 20, 2015
Content. Organization.
Review by: Ivonne on April 16, 2015
Touch on all points. I liked that instructor did not rush during last phase due to time constraint.
Review by: Carolyn on April 14, 2015
Specific information and treatments
Review by: Beth on March 29, 2015
Differential diagnosis information and provision of examples to clarify different terms (ex. blocked vs random) were beneficial to me.
Review by: Sherry on March 27, 2015
knowledge of speaker, ease of presentation, easy to follow and outlined materials....excellent course!
Review by: Heather on March 24, 2015
The speaker gave examples for different aspects of treatment protocols.
Review by: Kimberly on March 24, 2015
Lots of examples, very straight forward information on slides
Review by: Anna on March 12, 2015
Liked the speech samples.
Review by: Jenny on March 12, 2015
it was the right amount of information for 1 hour, and given in very well organized and well repeated fashion conducive to learning. I feel more confident and not overwhelmed and confused. Perfect!
Review by: Robin on March 7, 2015
the information was new to me and relevant
Review by: Hillary on February 12, 2015
The content was comprehensive and practical.
Review by: Cyndi on February 6, 2015
well organized information
Review by: Reba on January 31, 2015
Ideas on how to treat AOS
Review by: Jari on January 29, 2015
Good info on practice amount and type needed
Review by: Danelle on January 26, 2015
Good information. Well organized. Would have liked a video course and more examples.
Review by: Carissa on January 22, 2015
Great information on parctice schedule and amount for best results
Review by: Christie on January 20, 2015
Excellent speaker who used applicable and concrete examples. I also appreciated the inclusion of useful resources as a handout.
Review by: Trish on January 8, 2015
Research was presented in a way that could be understood.
Review by: Amanda on January 4, 2015
Appreciated discussion of studies and ANCDS guidelines, as well as detailed discussion of treatment techniques with examples.
Review by: Sara on December 21, 2014
The organization of material, interesting points about practice versus learning, providing feedback and different treatment approaches.
Review by: Toni-Ann on December 18, 2014
I would have preferred it not being audio only
Review by: cindy on December 16, 2014
Broad range of information clearly presented.
Review by: Julie on November 30, 2014
Good information on types of practice.
Review by: Kaye on November 28, 2014
Great content and organization. I think it would have made a better video course, with more examples of treatment presented,
Review by: Julie on November 13, 2014
Very informative
Review by: Jerie on November 6, 2014
content of information
Review by: Jill on October 19, 2014
Learning beet treatment approached.
Review by: Sarah on October 16, 2014
Great review and appreciated the examples.
Review by: Christopher on October 9, 2014
Review by: Tara on October 8, 2014
Speaker was really good at explaining things, I was very comfortable listening to him and learning.
Review by: Alyson on August 30, 2014
Well explained and good summaries within the slides. I liked the equations at the bottom of the slides, but probably because I use similar breakdowns when I take notes to highlight impt. Details.
Review by: Rebecca on July 28, 2014
Good content
Review by: Delores on July 9, 2014
The presenter described the criteria for diagnosis of speech and talked about the 2006 ANCDS treatment guidelines for apraxia of speech
Review by: Joanne on July 8, 2014
practical application in my practice
Review by: Taletha on June 19, 2014
This course was practical and interesting it will apply to my daily work.
Review by: Kristine on June 15, 2014
Good basis to look for further information on AOS; helped my improve understanding and I expect my treatment as well for pts with this disorder.
Review by: Eve on May 21, 2014
It was concise and practical.
Review by: Paul on May 17, 2014
Great course on a much-needed topic!
Review by: Susan on March 25, 2014
ANCDS guidelines ratings of intervention techniques
Review by: ellen-beth on March 14, 2014
information presented
Review by: Kara on March 8, 2014
Information nicely outlined.
Review by: Michelle on February 7, 2014
Clear and concise presentation with evidence-based treatment methods.
Review by: Patricia on February 5, 2014
As mentioned in the course, there is limited research on this topic, it's nice to have a bit of consolidation of the current research
Review by: Mary Ann on February 5, 2014
Just very simply and clearly presented. Cited data but did not overwhelm. Provided enough appropriate examples to make clinical ideas "real"
Review by: Joan on January 29, 2014
Impressive Presenter! Excellent course content!
Review by: Douglas on December 29, 2013
Nice to be up to date on this disorder. Finally some recognition and agreement for Acquired apraxia
Review by: Chelby on December 29, 2013
Review by: Erin on December 23, 2013
Great information for differential diagnosis, treatment approaches.
Review by: Nancy on December 14, 2013
Good organization of materials presented in a very clear manner w/ easily understood treatment ramifications/ suggestions
Review by: Emily on December 11, 2013
Evidence based but also made relevant to clinical setting
Review by: Laurie on November 20, 2013
functional information and straightforward
Review by: Damany on November 6, 2013
Content relevant to my practice and good summary of treament techniques.
Review by: christina on October 26, 2013
An excellent overview of all aspects of acquired aphasia in a one hour presentation. Gave me a foundation for further learning.
Review by: Linda on October 4, 2013
Followed handout and didn't confuse extraneous information with it.
Review by: Susan on October 2, 2013
Excellent update of effective treatments and metrics
Review by: Lisa on September 27, 2013
His examples of the primary characteristics of CAS helped me better understand the disorder.
Review by: Marna on September 20, 2013
the information
Review by: Jessica on September 14, 2013
Good info. Organized well. Practical info. Like how presenter summarized at bottom of slides to get straight to the point.
Review by: erin on September 9, 2013
To the point with good examples
Review by: James on August 10, 2013
excellent facts on verbal apraxia!!!!
Review by: Melissa on August 4, 2013
I appreciate the focus on therapy strategies.
Review by: Janice C on July 31, 2013
easy to use in tx
Review by: Angela on July 22, 2013
Poorly organized. Felt like just reading of study abstracts and results. Too much research, not enough practice. Administrator talking over Edwin.
Review by: angela on June 1, 2013
Appreciated the focus on treatment guidelines and functional application in tx sessions
Review by: Jaden on May 31, 2013
Good treatment ideas.
Review by: Katherine on May 28, 2013
Presenter was knowledgeable and organized.
Review by: Beth on February 25, 2013
Review by: Kristen on January 17, 2013
Concise and well organized information with repetition of key points.
Review by: Lorna on January 10, 2013
Good up to date research and information
Review by: Jessica on December 28, 2012
The information was clearly presented, and the examples were effective in illustrating the concepts.
Review by: Alison on December 3, 2012
the presentation was outlined in a clear, concise manner. It was easy to follow.
Review by: Maxine on November 14, 2012
Good overview of acquired apraxia and motor learning
Review by: Michelle on November 9, 2012
The way the presenter was able to give examples and detailed information he provided that I will take into consideration when working with patient with AOS. One of my favorite courses I have taken from speechpath.com.
Review by: Sharon on November 7, 2012
Good diagnostic iinformation
Review by: Mia on November 3, 2012
speaker was at times difficult to follow
Review by: Jenny on August 15, 2012
I enjoyed learning about the treament approaches and clear explanations of apraxia vs conduction aphasia
Review by: Wendy on August 2, 2012
Very clear and understandable.
Review by: Cynthia on July 26, 2012
Good presentation that covered specific evidence-based therapy techiniques that I can apply right away.
Review by: Emily on July 15, 2012
Organized information and good examples.
Review by: Natalie on July 4, 2012
The course was outlined well and his explanations were clear and concise allowing for easy learning of material. He did a great job explaining/reviewing principles of motor learning.
Review by: Suzanne on June 20, 2012
covered information in a logical way. good to hear someon talking rather than just reading information - facilitates learning.
Review by: Jessica on March 27, 2012
well-organized material, interesting learing about the current research and literature regarding the diagnosis and treatment of AOS

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Course Presenter

edwin maas

Edwin Maas, Ph.D.


Edwin Maas, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. After receiving his Masters degree in Neurolinguistics from the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and working as a clinical linguist in an outpatient rehabilitation setting, he earned a doctoral degree in Language and Communicative Disorders at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. His dissertation focused on the nature of speech motor programming deficits in apraxia of speech. In addition, he has conducted a number of treatment studies for apraxia of speech. After his doctoral studies, he completed postdoctoral training at Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses both on the basic science of speech production and on clinical research relevant to neurogenic and childhood speech and language disorders, including treatment research. His research has been funded by NIH-NIDCD, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, and the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. He currently serves on the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences committee on Practice Guidelines for Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

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