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Resource of the Week: CASANA's SLP Start Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

by: The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA)
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) has written a fantastic “start guide” for Speech-Language Pathologists looking to learn more about Childhood Apraxia of Speech. We highly recommend it and their website to all SLP’s looking to learn more about CAS.
Topics in the SLP Start Guide Include:

  • SLP Start Guide Introduction
  • Apraxia of Speech and Terminology
  • What is CAS?
  • Key Characteristics of Apraxia
  • Evaluation, Assessment, and Diagnosis of Apraxia
  • Apraxia and Speech Therapy: Frequency and Intensity
  • Treatment Principles: A Motor-Programming Approach
  • Multi-sensory Input for Speech Practice
  • Functional Communication and Early Success for Children with Apraxia
  • Knowledge of Performance, Knowledge of Results in Apraxia Therapy
  • Effort, Attention, and Motivation in Therapy for Children with Verbal Apraxia
  • Education Issues and Children with Speech and Verbal Apraxia
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Apraxia
  • Working with Families and Parents of Children with Apraxia
  • Outcomes and Prognosis for Children with Apraxia of Speech
  • Conclusion about Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Read CASANA’s SLP Start Guide on the Apraxia Kids website

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