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What is the Source-Filter Theory of Speech Production?

Amy T. Neel, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 1, 2023

What is the source-filter theory of speech production?   Read More


Close-ended and Open-ended Toys

Brian Fisher, MA, CCC-SLP, Megan Sturm, MA, CCC-SLP, Brynn Hanson, MS, CCC-SLP

December 12, 2016

What is the difference between close-ended toys and open-ended toys and how can they be utilized in play intervention?   Read More


Sensitivity versus Specificity

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow

August 8, 2016

What is the difference between sensitivity and specificity, and why is it important?   Read More


Eligibility for Special Education

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow

July 25, 2016

Who makes the decisions about a child’s eligibility for special education and related services?   Read More


Can Classroom Teachers Collect Data for SLPs

Lara L. Wakefield, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 22, 2015

Is it appropriate to allow classroom teachers to collect speech data independent of the SLP? Can an SLP rely on someone else’s data for the speech section of the IEP?   Read More


The Difference Between Dyslexia and CAS

Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 23, 2013

What is the difference between dyslexia and CAS?   Read More


Evaluation of Severe CAS

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

April 22, 2013

I am currently working on an evaluation for a child who appears to have a severe form of CAS. After completing the GFTA, it was apparent that he made only six sounds. No final sounds. Is this typic...   Read More



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

March 26, 2013

What is galactosemia?   Read More


Pull Out Therapy for CAS

Kimberly Allyn Farinella, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 2, 2012

In my school setting, we experience a lot of pressure to provide all speech services integrated in the classroom for preschool children. Are we justified in arguing for pull out therapy for CAS?   Read More

Relationship Between CAS and Reading Abilities

Kimberly Allyn Farinella, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

April 9, 2012

Do most students who are diagnosed with CAS have reading difficulty? What does the research suggest?   Read More

Motor Planning vs. Motor Programming

Edwin Maas, Ph.D.

February 27, 2012

What is the differences between what a motor planning and a motor programming disorder?   Read More


CAS & Auditory Discrimination

Kimberly Allyn Farinella, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

January 30, 2012

How might auditory discrimination play a role in diagnosing and treating CAS?   Read More

Neurological Evaluation of CAS

Amy Newmeyer

February 14, 2011

Should all children with suspected CAS be referred for a detailed neurological evaluation?   Read More

Benefits of Fish Oil in CAS

Amy Newmeyer MD

December 13, 2010

Has fish oil been shown to be a helpful part of treatment for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)?   Read More

Appropriate Therapies for Apraxia + VPI

Erin Redle, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

September 20, 2010

In a 4 year old child with oral motor issues as well as unexplained VPI, are oral motor exercises ever indicated?   Read More

Using AAC with a Child Diagnosed with Down Syndrome

Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

March 15, 2010

I have a 13 y/o child with Down Syndrome and cognitive impairment. The parents generally interpret for the child and feel that AAC inhibits the child's ability to improve oral language, meaning, they...   Read More


How to Help a Child with CAS Communicate in Social Situations

Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

February 1, 2010

How can I address social interactions with a child who is apraxic? What are some techniques that you use/incorporate to help the child communicate in social situations?   Read More

Therapy Recommendations for Severe Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 21, 2009

I have a child with severe CAS and a very limited phonetic inventory (phonological and artic errors) on my caseload. Do you have suggestions on how much time to spend on each sound?   Read More

Anterior Open Bite, Jaw Development, and Apraxia

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D

November 16, 2009

My 21 month old son has a vocabulary of +/- 5 words. He still can't imitate animal sounds (except cat, cow and lion and they all sound the same, though the volume differs) or make simple sounds like /...   Read More


Pharyngoplasty and VPI

Ann Kummer, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

June 29, 2009

I'm treating a little boy who has had a pharyngoplasty to repair a submucous cleft (surgery was 7/08). He does not appear to have VP closure; his nasoendoscopy is not until February, 2009. In conju...   Read More


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