Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that challenges many speech language pathologists in terms of how to diagnose it, as well as how to treat it. This 20Q article will provide information on what to include in the assessment that will allow the clinician to be more confident in his/her diagnosis. It will also focus on where to begin treatment and how to incorporate phonological awareness into speech therapy.
Course created on October 13, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to list three key characteristics of CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to differentially diagnose apraxia of speech from phonologic delay, and dysarthria.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to incorporate dynamic tactile temporal cuing and phonemic awareness into motor speech therapy.
Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP
Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP is a Clinical Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Washington State University in Spokane. She is an experienced clinician who has worked in the university clinic, public school, hospital, and private practice settings. Her primary clinical and research interest is in children with motor speech disorders, and she has published and presented her research on childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) at national conferences. She and her colleague Dr. Nancy Potter run an intensive summer two-week camp for children with CAS and their families. The camp focuses on motor speech, early literacy, language, parent education, and positive well-being. Dr. Skinder-Meredith has given numerous workshops for practicing speech-language pathologists across the United States, Canada and Guatemala on assessment and treatment of CAS.
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