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Course # 3999
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: An Overview and Assessment Considerations

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Course Abstract

This course will introduce dominant views on the nature of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, focusing on what distinguishes it from other pediatric speech sound disorders. The course will also provide participants with assessment strategies for differential diagnosis in older and younger children with suspected CAS.
This course was recorded on October 12, 2010


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • The learner will be able to describe the nature of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
  • The learner will be able to list characteristics that distinguish it from other speech sound disorders in children.
  • The learner will be able to describe ways in which a standard protocol for assessment of preschoolers and school age children could be modified to aid differential diagnosis.
  • The learner will be able to list at least one informal assessment to examine differences in each of 3 areas: error consistency, vowel errors, and prosody.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes The nature of CAS
10-25 Minutes Discriminative characteristics for CAS
25-50 Minutes Incorporating informal assessments in protocols for preschoolers and school-age children
50-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q & A

Average Rating

(98 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 25 most recent comments out of 98 reviews

Review by: Dana on September 18, 2013
It was a nice review of information about CAS. I also appreciated the diagnostic information.
Review by: Linda on August 17, 2013
Excellent in some content, average for the quality of the presentation, poor for deferring questions.
Review by: Patricia on February 12, 2013
clear, concise
Review by: Charlotte on August 19, 2012
It was informative and well organized.
Review by: Darlene on August 15, 2012
clearly presented
Review by: Emily on August 14, 2012
Updated research-based assessment and treatment recommendations.
Review by: ann on August 4, 2012
I wish she could have spent more time on each area discussed - just a little too rushed.
Review by: rebecca on August 4, 2012
new information about apraxia
Review by: Chamonix on June 5, 2012
Good overview, clear, helpful information regarding informal assessment.
Review by: Rocio on May 24, 2012
The description of the definition of Apraxia
Review by: pablo on April 26, 2012
useful information well organized data.
Review by: Sarah on April 26, 2012
very clear and concise presentation of the research, with applications to clinical practice.
Review by: Eileen on April 12, 2012
very informative, gave examples and suggestions to use in clinical practice.
Review by: Hope on March 18, 2012
The presenter was extremely knowledgeable. She was concise and very easy to understand. I am very excited to have learned more updated information regarding CAS.
Review by: Yasmin on January 31, 2012
The information that was presented.
Review by: Jennifer on December 30, 2011
helpful assessment information
Review by: Anne on December 20, 2011
Clear information presented in at a consistent pace with important points covered without confusion.
Review by: Elaine on December 12, 2011
Important information, and discussion of different positions people have of CAS
Review by: Sheena on December 7, 2011
Good information.
Review by: Janice on December 5, 2011
The discussion of probes and tests to use to identify apraxia was very helpful.
Review by: Krista on November 28, 2011
She described terms and concepts in a very understandable manner.
Review by: Kristin on November 15, 2011
A vast amount of information was summarized well in the timeframe allowed.
Review by: Kathryn on October 25, 2011
presenter was very qualified. wanted more in-depth information on diagnostics to help with my practice
Review by: Lisa on October 12, 2011
The presenter seemed very informed about the subject and well versed in the literature. Just wanted more applicable applications in the assessment of CAS.
Review by: Tazmerai on September 29, 2011
It was a good refresher after graduate school and I appreciated the evidence based information within.

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Course Presenter

rebecca mccauley

Rebecca McCauley, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Rebecca McCauley is a Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the Ohio State University. An ASHA fellow and past associate editor of AJSLP, she has authored or co-edited five books dealing with children's communication disorders. Her latest book on Interventions for speech sound disorders in children was co-edited with Lynn Williams and Sharynne MacLeod. She speaks and writes frequently about CAS and is coauthoring a test of children's motor speech skills.

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