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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

(310 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 310 reviews

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.
Review by: Amy on December 11, 2014
This course provided some much needed solid information about CAS.
Review by: Catherine on December 10, 2014
Everything was clearly explained.
Review by: Sally on December 5, 2014
Clearly presented current research on CAS, and provided support for SLPs in their diagnosis and treatment of CAS.
Review by: Jenna on December 2, 2014
Thorough discussion of the topic.
Review by: devora on November 29, 2014
presenter was clear and very informative
Review by: Jennifer on November 29, 2014
It was well organized, and the presenter did a great job of defining apraxia.
Review by: kathleen on October 26, 2014
very clear, detailed discussion...I liked this presenter very much
Review by: Annette on October 24, 2014
Clear, easy to follow and understand. Cemented the description of CAS in my mind
Review by: Marcia on October 22, 2014
Well articulated, concise, thorough description of CAS and its differentiation from other speech sound disorders.
Review by: Carrie on October 14, 2014
The presenter provided many examples.
Review by: Rebecca on October 12, 2014
The speaker summed up the information in a clear and concise manner
Review by: Connie on October 12, 2014
Well organized, excellent review in limited amount of time!
Review by: julie on September 29, 2014
Chock full of useful info about "how we got here" in understanding this problem, as well as important guidelines for assessment. Gave me a new perspective on a child I've been working with for years!
Review by: Lauren on September 23, 2014
Very thorough
Review by: Elane on September 20, 2014
Content well explained-excellent examples, well outlined, and appreciate statistics given.
Review by: Connie on September 12, 2014
good information!
Review by: SallyAnn on September 5, 2014
Basic, foundational information presented well. Discredited some of the myths of CAS
Review by: Joyce on September 1, 2014
Well organized and concise.
Review by: Susan on August 30, 2014
This is my 10th course in speechpathology.com and probably the best so far. Presenter was articulate and organized, engaging, made a point of defining words that might be unfamiliar, had a logical progression and rationale for all statements. A really good first primer on CAS or a review for someone like myself who has done numerous other trainings on the topic. Made me feel confident about my current therapy approaches and more cautious about the diagnostics. I like how the whole thing started from the ASHA position.
Review by: Maureen on August 30, 2014
clearly presented information, explained terminology and processes throughly
Review by: Rynette on August 21, 2014
The instructor was clear, organized and explained the subject well.
Review by: Lisa on August 19, 2014
clear, easy to follow
Review by: dina on August 14, 2014
Breakdown of examples
Review by: Janine on August 2, 2014
Organized well and clearly presented!
Review by: Andrea on July 30, 2014
This course was well organized and the information was immediately useful for examining clients my current caseload.
Review by: Sarah on July 28, 2014
Very informative and enjoyable
Review by: Maciel on July 25, 2014
Clearly presented, concrete material.
Review by: Mary-Elizabeth on July 10, 2014
Great presenter. Very organized.
Review by: Jill on July 7, 2014
The speaker presented in an organized manner and spoke with ease to the audience. I also need this information and can immediately apply the 3 key features to add to my diagnostic toolkit.
Review by: Alejandro on June 26, 2014
The course was clear, concise, and well organized. The presentation/communication style was also pleasing.
Review by: Stephanie on June 20, 2014
Excellent presenter
Review by: Janice on June 13, 2014
I better understand how to evaluate and diagnose CAS in my client population.
Review by: Hannah on June 3, 2014
I appreciated that the information was limited to key points which were relevant to the topic. I appreciated that he did not try to cover too much ground. Nice presentation.
Review by: Kara on May 23, 2014
Well orgainized, concise, clear information about a difficult topic.
Review by: Maryann on May 19, 2014
Presenter was knowledgeable, provided information clearly, spoke very well.
Review by: kelli on May 1, 2014
presenter clear and organized
Review by: Stephanie on April 2, 2014
The presentation was well organized and highlighted the important information and went at a good pace.
Review by: Connie on March 12, 2014
It was well organized presentation. Easy to follow, understand and the information met the outcomes of the course.
Review by: Darla on March 11, 2014
Easy to understand. Good at explaining technical terms.
Review by: Jill on March 3, 2014
Well-organized with clear information
Review by: Katy on March 2, 2014
He identified all of the inconsistencies in diagnosing CAS and provided clear answers using the ASHA statement
Review by: Wanda on February 21, 2014
Good handouts and presented logically
Review by: Elizabeth on February 21, 2014
Facts and logical presentation
Review by: Marcia on January 15, 2014
Provided new information and understanding of apraxia
Review by: Karen on January 7, 2014
This was a good presentation of the definitions and differential diagnosis of CAS.
Review by: Sharon on December 31, 2013
I like the presenter's style: clear and concise.
Review by: Carolyn on December 30, 2013
I needed reminders about CAS and its current definition.
Review by: Katherine on December 29, 2013
Agrees with other current information on diagnosis of CAS, good presentation of the material
Review by: Pamela on December 29, 2013
Presenter used current research data and ASHA's position statement on CAS from 2007 as a basis for the information. It was very informative to see the different neurobehavioral disorders associated with CAS.
Review by: Joan on December 15, 2013
It helped to outline the features and how to evaluate and diagnose CAS.
Review by: Jennifer on December 14, 2013
Well-presented, clear information that I can use immediately.
Review by: Erin on December 12, 2013
The presenter is easy to listen to and focused. The clarity he gives the subject is so needed today.
Review by: Ellie on December 10, 2013
Informative information about childhood apraxia of speech.
Review by: Elizabeth on December 6, 2013
Wonderful information that is helpful to me in my work.
Review by: Frances on December 6, 2013
Specific and useful information to help me better understand CAS.
Review by: Mackenzie on December 4, 2013
The power point lay out made information easy to reference in the future. The presenter did well at explaining each topic area.
Review by: DeeAnne on December 2, 2013
Information was presented clearly and definitively according to ASHA's current policies/definitions.
Review by: Barbara on December 1, 2013
the course related to somewhat familiar ideas.
Review by: Sheryl on November 26, 2013
That CAS actually is a speech disorder.
Review by: Susie on November 13, 2013
The explanation of the three criteria to determine CAS diagnosis and great ideas on how to attain the information.
Review by: Katie on November 12, 2013
clear facts presented in an easy to understand manner
Review by: elizabeth on November 11, 2013
Well organized.
Review by: Sharon on November 10, 2013
clear presentation
Review by: Gail on November 10, 2013
would have liked more specific examples of what features would sound like (video or demonstrated by speaker
Review by: Christina on November 6, 2013
Very clear overview of CAS
Review by: Rebecca on November 2, 2013
the information was given in a well thought out manner and it was easy to follow.
Review by: Jill on November 1, 2013
Course provided at great framework for understanding this disorder
Review by: Ma. Dolores on October 19, 2013
Very clear presentation
Review by: Carroll on October 13, 2013
Review by: Mike on October 1, 2013
Review by: Florence on September 26, 2013
i really enjoyed listening to this presenter
Review by: Leah on September 21, 2013
Material was presented in a clear and concise way that will make carryover into the clinical setting easy.
Review by: Rhonda on September 21, 2013
easy to follow. spoke clearly and made the definitions clear.
Review by: Jena on September 8, 2013
Information presented a good overall look at the topic of CAS, given the information currently available through research.
Review by: Cathy on August 28, 2013
very clearly presented
Review by: KERRY on August 28, 2013
Helped to clarify more recent information regarding the nature and differential diagnosis of CAS.
Review by: Jennifer on August 14, 2013
Excellent concrete descriptions of facts
Review by: Lisa on August 12, 2013
The updated information on CAS was fabulous!
Review by: Angele on August 1, 2013
Excellent, well organized presentation of material.
Review by: Katie on July 27, 2013
clear definitions for diagnostic criteria and exclusionary criteria
Review by: Diana on July 27, 2013
Very practical information. SLPs are busy people so when continuing ed has practical tips it is a good use of our time

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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)

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