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Course # 5787
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Defining the territory

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

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

Course Abstract

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

This course was recorded 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

Average Rating

(465 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 465 reviews

Review by: Patrice on February 6, 2016
Focusing on the differential diagnosis of CAS and not trying to include diagnosis and treatment in one session. I, also, liked the history of CAS going back to what it was called prior to ASHA's position paper.
Review by: Member on January 29, 2016
The correlation to my job; increasing amount of children in my caseload are exhibiting CAS features.
Review by: Karen on January 28, 2016
It was concise and informative. Also, Dr. Flipsen's parenthetical comments (like that it can be hard to distinguish CAS from stuttering) are extremely useful in giving me a flavor for what a child with CAS might look like, beyond what I can read in the ASHA technical report on CAS.
Review by: Member on January 27, 2016
Good concise overview of CAS
Review by: Member on January 25, 2016
The course was well-informed and easy to follow. I like how the presenter explained what childhood apraxia of speech is based on the current information from ASHA.
Review by: Lisa on January 24, 2016
The information presented was extremely useful in helping to define CAS so that I can accurately diagnose children with speech sound disorders.
Review by: Rubye on January 14, 2016
A good expansion on the ASHA definition. Clear basis for looking at differential diagnosis of CAS.
Review by: Kathleen on January 14, 2016
Very informative
Review by: Member on January 7, 2016
Review by: Member on January 6, 2016
The presenter's knowledge of the topic
Review by: Member on January 6, 2016
Very relevant information
Review by: Katherine on January 2, 2016
Dr. Flipsen had excellent pacing in his teaching. He was a dynamic speaker and made the topic very engaging and interesting. I feel much more confident in my understanding of CAS and understand the diagnostic process.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2015
The presenter was very knowledgeable and presented the information in an easy to understand manner,
Review by: Sandy on December 31, 2015
Interesting presentation. Dynamic speaker.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2015
I learned new information.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2015
Useful information to apply to my caseload.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2015
I found the presenter to be engaging and easily accessible as were his slides. The content was also interesting, applicable and well organised.
Review by: Kim on December 29, 2015
great information. concise. referenced ASHA.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2015
Straightforward and clearly defined
Review by: Member on December 28, 2015
Great definitions.
Review by: Member on December 27, 2015
Provided a clearer understanding of the current understanding of CAS.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2015
It gave me better ways to differentiate CAS and other co-existing disorders.
Review by: Member on December 25, 2015
clear definitions
Review by: Lindsey on December 15, 2015
Great information lay out. Good resources.
Review by: Rachael on December 10, 2015
Much needed update to clarify advances in our field
Review by: Member on December 1, 2015
It provided information in an area in which I needed refreshers!
Review by: Member on November 29, 2015
a good background about the topic
Review by: Krista on November 28, 2015
I appreciated the differential diagnostic information included in this course.
Review by: Alphonso on November 26, 2015
The presenter spoke authoritatively and knew the subject matter very well!
Review by: Karen on November 24, 2015
Clear and concise updated info on CAS
Review by: Member on November 23, 2015
Very thorough explanation of CAS for basic understanding for the diagnosis.
Review by: Member on November 16, 2015
Needed more clinical information.
Review by: Member on November 14, 2015
Terms clearly explained with examples
Review by: Amy on November 14, 2015
Somewhat dry in manner
Review by: Member on November 13, 2015
i learned many things!
Review by: Juliet on November 6, 2015
Good refresher course.
Review by: Terri on October 27, 2015
It provided enough information without drowning me in intense information.
Review by: Tracy on October 25, 2015
The information was clearly presented by Dr. Flipsen in a logical progression.
Review by: Nechama on October 22, 2015
Very clearly presented with a lot of very practical suggestions for differentially diagnosing and/or ruling out CAS with significantly greater confidence.
Review by: Member on October 18, 2015
very simple and to the pt
Review by: Member on October 14, 2015
Thorough discussion of the nature of CAS.
Review by: Member on October 10, 2015
The presenter really knew what he was talking about. It was very informative.
Review by: Amber on October 9, 2015
A lot of great information on how to differentiate CAS from other speech disorders.
Review by: Cecilia on October 7, 2015
Great presenter and very thorough explanations. Easy to follow and understand
Review by: Mary on October 5, 2015
Presenter was very knowlegeable and organized.
Review by: Katharine on October 4, 2015
He was easy to listen to. Information was helpful, not complicated and straight forward.
Review by: Member on October 1, 2015
Information was presented extremely clearly in a manner easy to understand.
Review by: Member on September 29, 2015
Speaker clearly explained the topic.
Review by: lisa on September 29, 2015
I needed this info for differential diagnoses. The presenter made this information clear.
Review by: Member on September 24, 2015
Review by: Member on September 22, 2015
good information for diagnostics
Review by: maureen on September 21, 2015
easy to follow
Review by: Member on September 11, 2015
Too much time spent discussing prevalence and causes, not enough time spent discussing actually evaluating for it
Review by: Aurora Regina on September 7, 2015
It gave a very good overview of what CAS is, assessment tools are available, and what the focus of intervention should be.
Review by: Amy on September 3, 2015
Review by: Member on August 27, 2015
Straightforward in subject matter and talked about key aspects to the disorder.
Review by: Member on August 23, 2015
Good information on how to differentiate CAS from other SSD.
Review by: Member on August 18, 2015
Well presented, good research
Review by: Member on August 16, 2015
The teacher was easy to understand and well organized.
Review by: Member on August 15, 2015
Facts and figures good to know.
Review by: Sara on August 6, 2015
Provided guidelines for how to identify and evaluate for CAS that were practical to incorporate within a school settingClearly organized and presented
Review by: Member on August 5, 2015
Good background information on CAS
Review by: Anne on August 3, 2015
Good description of diagnosis and details of CAS. Well researched and organized.
Review by: Mary on July 29, 2015
Speaker's knowledge of subject; key features of diagnosis
Review by: Leeston on July 28, 2015
Well organised and referenced. Authoritative.
Review by: Jennifer on July 26, 2015
I thought the presenter was very knowledgeable about the topic, and concise in his presentation points.
Review by: Martha on July 20, 2015
Great speaker and straight to the point. Best explanation of CAS and differential diagnostic characteristics I've heard!
Review by: beatriz on July 16, 2015
Excellent clear presentation, up to date relevant information presented in a very clear manner.
Review by: Jennifer Van on July 10, 2015
Peter is EXTREMELY clear in his presentation. I have already taken about 4 courses on SP.com regarding CAS and I feel like this presentation made the whole issue much clearer.
Review by: Bronwyn on July 1, 2015
Finally a clear, concise, applicable diagnostic process for differentiating CAS from other SSDs! Yay!
Review by: Patricia on June 25, 2015
Very informative!
Review by: Maria D on June 23, 2015
Clear and interesting presentation.
Review by: Christy on June 17, 2015
speaking about apraxia
Review by: Angela on June 16, 2015
I liked the way the presenter began by listing the key questions he was planning to address. Information was presented clearly and in a logical order. Assertions were backed up with research citations. Good overview of CAS.
Review by: Mary on May 30, 2015
very clear, easy to follow
Review by: Lori on May 24, 2015
i am interested in topic
Review by: Kelly on May 19, 2015
organized and clear definitions
Review by: Kelly on May 17, 2015
The information was relevant and up to date.
Review by: Julie on May 6, 2015
Simple and specific definitions.
Review by: Janet on May 3, 2015
Good background info to subsequent presentations.
Review by: Christine on March 31, 2015
Solid explanation and of key features and the tools to assess them.
Review by: maggie on March 28, 2015
Presenters expertise and emphasis on differential diagnosis and prevalence
Review by: Hannah on March 4, 2015
concise definitions
Review by: Beth on February 23, 2015
Stresses not over diagnosing CAS (which I see done often) and justifies the stance using EBP.
Review by: Karen on February 12, 2015
Keeping in mind that its purpose was to define CAS, it was a concise and very clear introduction to CAS.
Review by: susan on January 21, 2015
The presentation and the handouts were excellent resources for the assessment and diagnosis of CAS. Dr. Flipsen was not at all averse to admitting that the process is ever evolving and as knowledge of the disorder increases, better assessment instruments/techniques will also evolve. Meanwhile, he gave us a starting place.
Review by: Melissa on January 15, 2015
I liked the review of the current ASHA position statement on CAS and the outline of how the key features of CAS can be used for differential diagnosis. This is relevant information that will help any SLP working with young children. I look forward to learning more about the topic and refreshing my memory!
Review by: JoAnn on January 14, 2015
Great explanation of CAS despite the many controversy it has due to lack of research
Review by: Melinda on January 13, 2015
it gave a good basic understanding of CAS.
Review by: Catherine on January 12, 2015
The discussion was easy to follow and the handouts supported the program
Review by: Marina on January 5, 2015
The presenter offered material in a very clear and organized manner which aided with easy understanding and remembering of the information provided.
Review by: Victoria on January 3, 2015
Great information on current information re: CAS
Review by: Joy on December 30, 2014
Well organized and presented. Very good information.
Review by: Tonya on December 29, 2014
This presentation was a good overall description of Apraxia for SLP's who are unfamiliar with it.
Review by: Cynthia on December 15, 2014
comprehensive information on definition of CAS, unique features to the impairment.
Review by: Cordie on December 15, 2014
a complete break down of apraxia was provided
Review by: Elizabeth on December 15, 2014
I am really starting from ground zero on this topic and that is how it was presented. it was a great intro course and I'm so glad I chose it before others on the same topic.
Review by: Susan on December 14, 2014
I can use what I learned and apply it to my caseload right away
Review by: Susan on December 14, 2014
The presenter provided solid examples.
Review by: Karen on December 11, 2014
The material was delivered in a clear and concise manner.

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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.

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.

Continuing Education Information

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

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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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