Assessing Young Children with Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to list three key characteristics most sensitive and specific to CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe several speech and non-speech characteristics observed in young children with suspected CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the challenges of differential diagnosis in young children with suspected CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to complete a thorough motor speech evaluation for a young child with suspected CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to use evaluation findings to guide overall direction of further treatment.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and overview|
|5-10 Minutes||Primary characteristics of CAS|
|10-25 Minutes||Characteristics observed in young children with suspected CAS – recent research findings|
|25-30 Minutes||Challenges in assessment of younger children with suspected CAS|
|30-50 Minutes||Components of a motor speech evaluation; linking findings to treatment decisions|
|50-60 Minutes||Conclusion; questions & answers|
Margaret Fish, MS, CCC-SLP
Margaret Fish, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist working in private practice in Highland Park, Illinois. She has 30 years of clinical experience working with children with severe speech-sound disorders, language impairments, and social language challenges. Her primary professional interest is in the evaluation and treatment of children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Margaret is the author of the book, Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, by Plural Publishing. Her workshops and writing focus on providing practical, evidence-based evaluation and treatment ideas to support children with CAS.
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