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Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment, Treatment and Early Literacy Skills
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 25 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
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  • List three key characteristics of CAS
  • Differntially diagnose apraxia of speech from phonologic delay, dysarthria and other communication disorders that can result in speech delay
  • Explain two of the motor learning principles and how they apply to treatment of children with CAS
  • Implement treatment for children with CAS using Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cuing
  • Incorporate phonemic and phonological awareness into motor speech therapy
  • Know how to adapt curriculum materials for children who are unintelligible
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): An Overview
  • Developmental motor speech disorders
  • Model of speech production
  • Different beliefs on the underlying nature of CAS
  • Characteristics of CAS
  • Video and audio examples
  • Evaluating CAS
  • The pitfalls of misdiagnosis
  • Differentiate from other causes of speech disorders
  • Assessment techniques designed to differently diagnose
  • Phonologic impairment versus CAS versus dysarthria
  • Determine the relative contribution of apraxia, phonologic impairment, dysarthria, cognition, and language to the child’s communication disorder
  • Video case examples and discussion
  • Principles of Motor Learning and How it Applies to Treatment of CAS
  • Precursors to motor learning
  • Conditions of practice
  • Practice variability
  • Types of feedback
  • Treatment of CAS
  • Key principles that are the most important to the treatment
  • Clinical decision making in treatment and treatment planning
  • Examples of various bottom-up therapy techniques
  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC)
  • Treatment for the non-verbal child
  • Data collection and documenting progress
  • Incorporate Phonological Awareness and Early Literacy Skills
  • Key elements to address that will improve both phonological awareness and speech
  • Adaptive tools that are easy to use for teaching phonological awareness, speech, literacy, and language
  • Benefits of intensive therapy summer camp models that address motor speech, phonological awareness, early literacy skills, and language
  • Author


    Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a clinical professor and director of graduate studies at Washington State University in Spokane, WA. She is an experienced clinician who has worked in the university clinic, public school, hospital, and private practice settings. Dr. Skinder-Meredith’s primary clinical and research interest is in children with motor speech disorders, and she has published and presented her research on childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) at national conferences. She and her colleague, Dr. Nancy Potter, run an intensive two-week summer camp for children with CAS and their families. The camp focuses on motor speech, early literacy, language, parent education, and positive well-being. Dr. Skinder-Meredith has given numerous workshops for practicing speech-language pathologists across the country, in Canada and Guatemala on assessment and treatment of CAS. She earned her PhD from the University of Washington under the mentorship of Dr. Edythe Strand and Dr. Carol Stoel-Gammon.

    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial: Amy Skinder-Meredith is employed by Washington State University. She receives a speaking honorarium and royalties from the Childhood Apraxia Association of North America. She receives a speaking honorarium from She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

    Non-Financial: Amy Skinder-Meredith is on the professional advisory board for the Childhood Apraxia Association of North America and
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