This online video course covers the fundamentals of assessment and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), including Principles of Motor Learning (PML). The course provides foundational knowledge related to CAS, including how CAS differs from other motor speech disorders and more common developmental phonological disorders. Effective methods to differentially diagnose CAS and develop a plan of treatment that follows principles of motor learning is also covered. The course includes video examples of treatment using the Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) method developed by Dr. Strand. The presentation includes research to guide evidence-based practice. Treatment for different age groups and different levels of severity of CAS is discussed.
Target Audience: This course is designed for speech-language pathologists seeking education about evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of CAS.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Availability: This course will be available for ASHA CEUs starting April 1, 2021 until March 31, 2023.
This course was created in September 2017 and is provided by the Once Upon a Time Foundation.