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Childhood Apraxia of Speech in School-Aged Children

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech in School-Aged Children

A Continuing Education Class through OnlineCEUs.com


Author: Shelley Vellerman, PhD, CCC-SLP
This course is offered for .4 CEUs or 4 hours of continuing professional development (Introductory Level: Professional area)

The purpose of this course is to review what we know and what we have reason to believe about the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of CAS in the school-aged population. Because some school-aged children may present severe symptoms that are more similar to those of younger children with milder forms of CAS, motor speech as well as linguistic and literacy features, assessment tools, and intervention strategies will be included.
At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Identify key characteristics of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Differentiate those characteristics that are differentially diagnostic versus those that may occur in other speech-sound disorders
  • Identify other syndromes/communication disorders of which CAS features may be secondary characteristics
  • Describe how those characteristics typically change over time, from toddlerhood to school age
  • Compare and contrast viewpoints regarding the linguistic and literacy deficits that often accompany CAS
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of standardized assessment tools for diagnosing and evaluating the impact of CAS on a school-aged child's communication
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of non-standardized assessment procedures for diagnosing and evaluating the impact of CAS on a school-aged child's communication
  • Identify treatment strategies for remediating the core characteristics of CAS as they manifest in school-aged children
  • Identify aspects of standard treatments for language, phonological awareness, and literacy deficits that may need to be modified for children with CAS
  • Identify aspects of standard treatments for other syndromes/communication disorders that may need to be modified for children with secondary CAS features.
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This course is offered by OnlineCEUs.com. OnlineCEUs classes are OnlineCEUS.com are approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.

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