Assessing and Treating Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech
A young child presents with a diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Now what? Establishing an appropriate treatment plan based on the principles of motor learning is essential when treating CAS. For minimally verbal children with suspected CAS, the principles of motor learning should still guide the treatment approach. This first part of this course will discuss assessment and differential diagnosis. The second part will provide guidelines for goal writing, target selection, therapy strategies and activities, use of multisensory cueing, and carryover techniques for speech-language pathologists working with toddlers, preschoolers, and early school-aged children who have CAS or suspected CAS.