Based on the textbook Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Third Edition, this course discusses the most current research regarding the nature of CAS, best practices in evaluation, and effective treatment approaches, along with considerations related to motor learning and co-occurring challenges. It provides a holistic overview of the complex needs of children with CAS at various stages of development.
To complete this course, you will need to read Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Third Edition. If you do not already have a copy of the textbook, you can purchase it at Plural Publishing
Course created on August 17, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe recent research findings related to genetic variants, neurological components, and speech-related features of CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the principles of motor learning that should be considered when treating a child with CAS.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify evidence-based CAS treatment programs and strategies that best address a specific child’s needs based on age and developmental profile.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify treatment approaches that address the unique needs of children with CAS and other co-occurring challenges.
Margaret Fish is a speech-language pathologist working in private practice in Illinois. She has over 40 years of clinical experience working with children with severe speech-sound disorders, language impairments, and social communication challenges. Margaret’s primary professional interest is in the evaluation and treatment of children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and she has presented workshops on topic related to CAS across the U.S. and internationally. Her workshops and writing focus on providing practical, evidence-based evaluation and treatment ideas to support children with CAS.
Amy Skinder-Meredith is a Clinical Professor at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University-Spokane, where she serves as the Chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is the co-founder of Camp Candoo, an intensive summer program for children with CAS. She has been an SLP for over 30 years and has worked in the public schools, hospitals, university clinics, and private practice settings. She has published and presented her research on CAS at national conferences, has given over 100 workshops for practicing SLPs across the U.S. and internationally on assessment and treatment of CAS, and is on the Professional Advisory Council for Apraxia-Kids. She enjoys the continuous learning that comes with working with kids with CAS as they evolve from early childhood to adolescence.
Amy Skinder-Meredith - FInancial: Amy Skinder-Meredith co-authored and receives royalties for the book, “Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Third Edition,” upon which this course is based. Nonfinancial: Amy serves on the Professional Advisory Council for Apraxia Kids.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Plural Publishing, which publishes the textbook, Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Third Edition, by Margaret Fish and Amy Skinder-Meredith.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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