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Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Defining the territory

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This course will present an introduction to Childhood Apraxia of Speech or CAS. It will help practicing speech-language pathologists make sense of the recent ASHA position statement and technical report. It will include discussion of the new definition, prevalence estimates, and features of this enigmatic disorder.

Course created on March 5, 2013

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe what is meant by CAS as outlined in the ASHA position statement.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list some co-existing conditions that may complicate the diagnosis of CAS.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list and describe the core deficit of CAS.
  • After this course, participants will be able to cite the current best estimates for the prevalence of CAS.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe some of the emerging unique features of CAS.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes The ASHA definition
15-50 Minutes Differential diagnosis
50-55 Minutes Implications for treatment
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Course Presenter

peter flipsen

Peter Flipsen, Ph.D. Jr., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Dr. Peter Flipsen Jr. is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Idaho State University. He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and the co-author (with John Bernthal and Nicolas Bankson) of Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Speech Sound Disorders in Children. His current research focuses on speech and language development in children with cochlear implants as well as on the measurement of intelligibility of speech in children.

Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Peter Flipsen was paid an honorarium by SpeechPathology.com for this presentation. He owns and operates a commercial website called SLPinfo.org that sells an ebook called "Understanding CAS for SLPs," the content of which is related to that of this presentation. Nonfinancial disclosures: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, who provided in kind support.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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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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