This course discusses differential diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and dysarthria in children, including similarities and differences in subsystem impairments and speech features between the two disorders. A freely available diagnostic tool, the Profile for Childhood Apraxia of speech and Dysarthria (ProCAD), is described, and video examples and case studies are provided to demonstrate its use and provide practice opportunities.
Course created on April 7, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to describe subsystem impairments and how to distinguish between dysarthria and childhood apraxia of speech in children.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify speech features associated with differential diagnosis of dysarthria and CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify speech features that overlap between dysarthria and CAS in children.
- After this course, participants will be able to list factors that influence observation of motor speech characteristics across tasks.
|5-10 Minutes||Background on CAS and dysarthria in children|
|10-20 Minutes||Clinician confidence and challenges of differential diagnosis|
|20-30 Minutes||Overview of ProCAD|
|30-70 Minutes||Case study examples and clinical application of ProCAD|
|70-80 Minutes||Treatment implications|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel is Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology and Director of the Communication, Movement and Learning Lab at Marquette University. Her research focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of children with speech sound disorders with a particular focus on CAS and dysarthria.
Kristen Allison is an Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and director of the Speech Motor Impairment and Learning (SMILe) Lab at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on improving assessment and treatment of dysarthria in children.
Ruth Stoeckel is a Mayo Clinic emeritus SLP. She has worked as a clinician and independent consultant in schools, private practice, private rehabilitation agency, and clinic. She is on the professional advisory council of the Apraxia Kids.
Kristen Allison - Financial: Kristen Allison was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She is director of the Speech Motor Impairment and Learning (SMILe) Lab at Northeastern University and receives grant funding for research related to the topic of this course. Nonfinancial: Kristen is a co-developer of the ProCAD, which is discussed in this course.
Ruth Stoeckel - Financial: Ruth Stoeckel has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Nonfinancial: Ruth is a co-developer of the ProCAD, which is discussed in this course, and serves on the professional advisory council of Apraxia Kids.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This course will discuss a specific diagnostic tool for CAS/Dysarthris (ProCAD), and will not discuss similar tools.
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