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Course # 5470
Assessing Young Children with Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course focuses on assessing younger children with suspected childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). An overview of speech and nonspeech characteristics in young children with suspected CAS will be discussed. The considerations and challenges of assessing young children with limited or highly unintelligible speech, as well as the components of a thorough motor speech evaluation will be described.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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.

Time-ordered Agenda

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

Average Rating

(77 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 48 most recent comments out of 77 reviews

Review by: Rachel on August 29, 2012
There were definite characteristics and objective criteria that could be applied to the diagnostic process, even with cautions in place with regards to how rigidly those criteria are applied
Review by: Karin on August 29, 2012
New research shared.
Review by: Mary on August 28, 2012
It really applied to my current clients and was a good refresher for me.
Review by: Shirley on August 28, 2012
The presenter's in-depth knowledge and clear, concise presentation.
Review by: Mary on August 27, 2012
The detail and specific examples given made the concepts understandable.
Review by: Gail on August 27, 2012
Very organized with good examples.
Review by: Donna Rinaldi on August 27, 2012
clarification on differential diagnosis of CAS or sCAS and reference to recent studies
Review by: Susan on August 27, 2012
Lots of good information presented with examples and reclarification during the course. I knew about the co-articulatory aspects of CAS but I hadn't heard the percentage of correct vowels and consonants. I like that way of tracking progress. I had a little boy once with extremely limited phoneme repertoire. After working for awhile I realized he needed a tongue clip which he got. He still had apraxic like speech but he was able to make progress.
Review by: Linda on August 26, 2012
Very clear, definitive characteristics will help my diagnosis.
Review by: Judith on August 26, 2012
A great deal of information that I was not previously aware of.
Review by: Linda on August 26, 2012
Excellent overview in one hour.
Review by: Rosaria on August 26, 2012
It was well organized, and detailed. It was also easy to follow.
Review by: Maureen on August 24, 2012
Easy to follow - presented well by speaker
Review by: Jennifer Van on August 24, 2012
Well organized and CLEAR. All terms were explained. Examples were provided.
Review by: Lynne on August 24, 2012
Well organized and clear presentationLike the listings and charts used to organize evaluation findingsAddressed key points of differential diagnosis Addressed the specific topic that could be covered in the allotted amount of time
Review by: Julie Kristie on August 24, 2012
The presenter was clear, she provided sufficient explanations and examples.
Review by: Catherine on August 23, 2012
Well organized presentation with diagnostic and treatment information
Review by: Julie on August 23, 2012
detailed information, references to ASHA, good examples/case studies
Review by: Sandra on August 23, 2012
It was a topic i havent focused on in years, THe speaker was able to make the topic relevant to me even though it isnt an area i currently work with.
Review by: Elizabeth on August 23, 2012
Knowledgeable instructor and organized handout/information
Review by: Nina on August 23, 2012
Organization and flow of content.
Review by: Barbara on August 23, 2012
The presentor was very well-organized as well as knowledgeable. She presented the course in the allotted time and gave a test which was well-thought out and fair.
Review by: Maria on August 23, 2012
the great discussion of how CAD is different from the other disorders.
Review by: peggy on August 23, 2012
A complete overview of CAS. Treatment suggestion and the diagnostic process.
Review by: Sara on August 23, 2012
The presenter was very well spoken and presented the material clearly while making it interesting to listen to.
Review by: Laura on August 23, 2012
Great handout and clear presentation
Review by: Diane on August 23, 2012
This course had an excellent power point presentation that was easy to follow.
Review by: Lisa on August 23, 2012
content and specific assessment strategies
Review by: Lee on August 23, 2012
It was well organized in terms of length and content.
Review by: Diana on August 23, 2012
This was a good refresher course for my basic knowledge of CAS and sCAS.
Review by: Amy on August 23, 2012
Information clearly defined and well presented.
Review by: Sarah on August 23, 2012
Relevant information presented clearly
Review by: Kristen on August 23, 2012
She was an excellent speaker. She gave a great deal of pertinent information in an organized manner and in a short period of time.
Review by: Jeffrey on August 23, 2012
She was an excellent speaker, great level of expertise, cared enough to answer questions despite the time constraint
Review by: Lisa on August 23, 2012
I work in Early Intervention with birth to three year old children. The review of the characteristics was a great reminder of what I already knew but needed to remember and determining a percentage of vowels/consonants correct gave me a framework for how I'm presenting progress to families.
Review by: Gail on August 23, 2012
Very nice presentation style. Easy to follow and listen to. Good concrete examples all throughout to explain some professional terminology.
Review by: Bliss on August 23, 2012
valuable info about the characteristics of CAS
Review by: Meredith on August 23, 2012
Margaret was very informative over the topic, and I enjoyed her enthusiasm for wanting the relay her information to others.
Review by: Barbara on August 23, 2012
very well organized. Very clear explanations. Pleasant voice and delivery. Very comprehensive. Exceeded expectations. Thank you for the power point.
Review by: Andra on August 23, 2012
There were lots of specific details and it was presented in an organized easy to understand session.
Review by: Karen on August 23, 2012
valuable information on evaluating and treatment of CAS
Review by: Anne on August 23, 2012
Information on the definition of CAS and its distinguishing criteria were outlined. The presenter explains how the characteristics of CAS can change over age, and with a young child with very limited verbal output, a dx of CAS may not be possible. What to look for in an Oral Motor exam was described, as well as the features which set CAS apart from other SSD.
Review by: Cynthia on August 23, 2012
It was very comprehensive
Review by: Evelyn on August 23, 2012
An excellent reminder/refresher of information I knew.
Review by: Sharon L on August 23, 2012
The presenter of this course was well prepared and the information was clear and concise and covered the indicated material.
Review by: Catlin on August 23, 2012
This presentation was extensive and covered far more in one hour than some courses cover in a semester or quarter. I am retired and work part time and this reinforced what I knew and added on to that. Very very worthwhile.
Review by: Deirdre on August 23, 2012
I realize that apraxia is difficult to diagnose confidently in children under 3 years of age. This seminar clearly outlined why a confident diagnosis for young children with limited volubility is difficult.
Review by: Christi on August 23, 2012
The case examples were great; I also really appreciated that the presentation addressed children under 3 as I feel like this is often left out.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

margaret fish

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.

Disclosure: Margaret Fish is the author of a book on a topic related to the content of this presentation and listed in the references, Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, by Plural Publishing. Ms. Fish receives royalties from sales of this book.She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; SAC/1.0

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