Your child’s needs determine the appropriate treatment and your child’s needs will change over time. This means that at the beginning of treatment your child will benefit from a motor-based approach, maybe even one for severe CAS such as DTTC, but as the deficit in motor planning/programming decreases, they will benefit from other approaches designed for milder severity levels, such as ReST, and will probably eventually progress to traditional speech and language therapy to address speech and language needs.
What will therapy look like?
Therapy for your child should be individualized to meet your child’s needs. However, there are some common features you should see for a child with mild CAS. Remember, if your child is just starting their therapy journey, their therapy might initially look like therapy for severe CAS, but should progress to therapy for mild CAS as they make progress and their deficit in motor planning/programming decreases. Therapy for mild CAS usually includes things like: