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WORKSHOP in ANN ARBOR, MI – Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Achieving Speech Outcomes – Therapy Rich and Video Enhanced

This event is on September 18, 2015 7:30am

About this Event


September 18, 2015
Eastern Michigan University
McKenny Hall
West Coast Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197


Course Abstract:

This hands-on, practical, therapy-rich presentation will focus on strategies for therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech.  An overview of evaluation considerations and how they relate to therapy decision-making will be presented. The majority of the presentation will be intervention-based, with a wide range of therapy ideas described.  A multi-sensory approach to therapy will be detailed.  Extensive videos of children in therapy will be used to highlight strategies and suggestions for carryover outside of the therapy setting.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List key differential diagnostic features for childhood apraxia of speech.
  • List effective multi-sensory therapy strategies for children with CAS.
  • Outline therapy activities for repetitive practice.
  • Describe how to enhance parent involvement and home carryover.

Course Level:

Intermediate/Professional Area. Participants are expected to have some prior academic and/or clinical experience with children with severe speech disorders. Families are most welcome at the workshop with the understanding that the level of presentation will be at the intermediate professional level.

Timed Agenda:

7:30 – 8:00 AM – Breakfast and Registration

8:00 – 9:15 AM – Introduction / Diagnostic Considerations

9:15 – 10:15 AM – Differential Diagnosis / Implications for Therapy

10:15 – 10:30 AM – Break

10:30 – 12:00 Noon – Multi-sensory Treatment Strategies

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 PM – Visual and Motor Cues/Prompts

2:15 – 2:30 PM – Break

2:30 – 3:00 PM – Repetitive Practice Activities

3:00 – 3:30 PM – Home Carryover

3:30 – 4:00 PM – Questions and Answers


How to Register:  Register by mail, phone or online with a credit card at Send completed registration form with payment to CASANA, 416 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor. Pittsburgh, PA 15209. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Make checks payable to CASANA. Call 412-923-3401 for more information.

Registration Fee Levels: To qualify for Early Bird Registration, registration form and fee must be postmarked no later than September 4, 2015.

Professional Early Bird $195 / After 9/4 $210
Student Early Bird $155 / After 9/4 $170
Parent Early Bird $155 / After 9/4 $170

Group Rates: Professional Group Rate of 5 or more registrations $155 each. Please copy registration form as many times as needed and mail group registrations in the same envelope.

Confirmation: Registrations will be confirmed by e-mail only.

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, and Continental Breakfast.
  • A handout prepared by the speaker specifically for the program.
  • Certificate of Attendance verifying successful completion of the course.
  • ASHA CEU submission.
  • Registration Fee does not include lunch.

Cancellation:  Paid registration fees will be refunded, less a $25 (USD) administration fee, with a written request postmarked no later than September 4, 2015. There will be no refunds after September 4, 2015. CASANA reserves the right to cancel this workshop with due cause and refund in full. In the event that this workshop is cancelled by CASANA, full refunds of paid registrations will be made on or before October 15, 2015. Complaints should be directed to the CASANA Education Director at


ASHA Continuing Education Eligibility:


ASHA CE eligibility for professionals is dependent upon participant attendance. Therefore participants who do not attend the workshop in it’s entirety, sign attendance sheets and submit required paperwork will not be considered for ASHA Continuing Education Units. This workshop is not being offered for variable credit.

Directions and Parking:

Directions to the facility and parking instructions will be included with registration confirmations.


Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-2000 (2 miles)

Comfort Inn & Suites
2376 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 477-9977 (4 miles) sid=BGYk.MG22tgaa.5


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Featured speaker:

DaveHammerHighResDave Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP is the Director of Professional Development and Speech Services for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). Prior to this position, Dave had 35 years of pediatric clinical experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA with specialty interests in childhood apraxia of speech and speech sound disorders. He has been invited to present over 150 workshops on childhood apraxia and speech sound disorders throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Dave was a member of the ASHA AdHoc committee on childhood apraxia of speech. He has been involved in the production of a number of apraxia-related DVD’s and an innovative children’s CD. Dave is known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations.

Disclosure Statement: Mr. Hammer receives compensation for his role with CASANA. Mr. Hammer receives ongoing compensation for his participation in the production of the CASANA DVD “Treatment Strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech.” Mr. Hammer also acts as the ASHA CE Consultant for CASANA. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.