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Resources of the Week: Childhood Apraxia of Speech - featured June 12, 2009

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We would like to thank the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America for working with us to develop a terrific set of resources on CAS.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a motor speech disorder. For reasons not yet fully understood, children with apraxia of speech have great difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the tongue, lips, jaw and palate that are necessary for intelligible speech. (source: CASANA)

CASANA has let us reprint a few of their best articles for Speech-Language Pathologists, and link to many fantastic other articles for therapists. Of certain interest to SLP's will be the SLP Start Guide. Topics in the start guide include:
  • Apraxia of Speech and Terminology
  • What is CAS?
  • Key Characteristics of Apraxia
  • Evaluation, Assessment, and Diagnosis of Apraxia
  • Apraxia and Speech Therapy: Frequency and Intensity
  • Treatment Principles: A Motor-Programming Approach
  • Multi-sensory Input for Speech Practice
  • Functional Communication and Early Success for Children with Apraxia
  • Knowledge of Performance, Knowledge of Results in Apraxia Therapy
  • Effort, Attention, and Motivation in Therapy for Children with Verbal Apraxia
  • Education Issues and Children with Speech and Verbal Apraxia
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Apraxia
  • Working with Families and Parents of Children with Apraxia
  • Outcomes and Prognosis for Children with Apraxia of Speech
  • Conclusion about Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Visit our Childhood Apraxia of Speech Page with Articles, Videos and Links to Great CAS Resources HERE

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