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Philadelphia Area Workshop : Apraxia “Plus”: Common Co-Existing Issues & Management Strategies in Children with Apraxia of Speech

This event is on October 11, 2013

Villanova University, Connelly Center Cinema

800 E. Lancaster Avenue, 19087

About this Event

Apraxia “Plus”: Common Co-Existing Issues & Management Strategies
in Children with Apraxia of Speech

Friday, October 11, 2013

Speaker: Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP of the Mayo Clinic

Five children looking down into the camera screaming

Workshop Overview:

Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) often have co-existing difficulties in areas other than speech.  The interaction of speech and language in early development means that many (most) children with CAS will have co-occurring language problems, including potential difficulty with social-pragmatic aspects of language. It is well documented in the research literature that children with early speech-language problems are at higher risk for later literacy (reading and writing) difficulties.   There are also reports in the literature that children with apraxia may have more generalized motor incoordination and/or sensory issues.  Some children with apraxia will have difficulty with initiating and sequencing actions to complete tasks, in the realm of executive functioning skills.   Intervention for children with CAS may need to include techniques for addressing skills in a variety of areas in addition to work on speech.   In this workshop, we will begin by briefly discussing characteristics of appropriate treatment for CAS and then move into information and discussion of co-existing issues and strategies for managing those issues.  A case study approach will be used,  with practical strategies for children of all ages included.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify physical and educational issues that often co-occur and interact with CAS.
  2. Describe how parents can support development of executive functioning skills.
  3. Identify how sensory and general motor issues can affect progress in speech therapy.
  4. Explain how technology can be used to support both communication and academic skills.
  5. Describe how literacy skills can be integrated into speech therapy.

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.

ASHA Continuing Education Credit:


This course is offered for .7 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level, Professional area)

ASHA CE Registry: An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA  CEU’s. ASHA  CE registry fees are paid by the participant  directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071, ext. 4219 for CE Registry fee subscription information.


Links & Information

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:
Professional Early Bird        $195   /  After 9/27   $210
Student Early Bird            $155  /   After 9/27   $170
Parent Early Bird            $155  /   After 9/27   $170
To qualify for Early Bird Registration, registration form and fee must be postmarked no later than September 27, 2013.

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.

Registrations will be confirmed by e-mail only.

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.

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.

Paid registration fees will be refunded, less a $25 (USD) administration fee, with a written request postmarked no later than September 27, 2013. There will be no refunds after September 27, 2013. 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 December 30, 2013. Complaints should be directed to the CASANA Education Director at

Directions and Parking:
Directions to the facility and parking information will be included with registration confirmations.

Hampton Inn Philadelphia/King Of Prussia (Valley Forge) (6 miles)
530 W. Dekalb Pike (Rt. 202), King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406

Bryn Mawr Guest Suites (1 mile)
31 Morton Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

If space allows, walk-ins are welcome. However, it is not guaranteed that space will be available.

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Featured Speaker

Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

RuthStoeckelRuth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a clinical speech-language pathologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  She has experience working as a clinician and independent consultant in schools, private practice, private rehabilitation agency, and clinical settings. Dr. Stoeckel is the author of ASHA web courses on diagnosis and treatment of CAS.  She is on the CASANA Professional Advisory Board and authored the curriculum for CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS. Dr. Stoeckel has presented both nationally and internationally and has co-authored articles on the topics of CAS and literacy for journals including the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Disclosure: Dr. Stoeckel is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.  She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board.  Dr. Stoeckel receives ongoing compensation for her participation in the production of the CASANA DVD “Early Speech-Language Issues and Late Literacy; Will Slow to Talk Mean Slow to Read?” Dr. Stoeckel also receives compensation for the development of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute curriculum, as well as her participation in the training as faculty member. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.