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ASHA Childhood Apraxia of Speech Position Statement

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ASHA Childhood Apraxia of Speech Position Statement
by: American Speech-Language Hearing Association

This position statement is an official policy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In 2002, ASHA's Legislative Council passed a resolution to form an Ad Hoc Committee on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. The charge to the Committee was to examine this area of practice and develop appropriate practice policy documents. The Committee completed a technical report and this position statement, deferring a knowledge and skills statement and practice guidelines until such time as research findings could be marshaled to support specific recommendations and guidelines. Members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Childhood Apraxia of Speech were Lawrence Shriberg (chair), Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, David Hammer, Rebecca McCauley, Shelley Velleman, and Roseanne Clausen (ex officio). Celia Hooper, vice president for professional practices in speech-language pathology (2003–2005), and Brian Shulman, vice president for professional practices in speech-language pathology (2006–2008), served as the monitoring officers. The Committee thanks Sharon Gretz, Heather Lohmeier, Rob Mullen, and Alison Scheer-Cohen, as well as the many select and widespread peer reviewers who provided insightful comments on drafts of this report. This document was approved by ASHA's Legislative Council as official policy of the Association on March 24, 2007.

Read the ASHA Position Statement on Apraxia of Speech in Children HERE


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