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Childhood Apraxia of Speech research abstracts and citations, research articles, presentations, current CAS research projects.

  • Speech Motor Learning in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    By
    Maria Grigos, Ph.D.

    Children with apraxia of speech (CAS) often display slow progress during speech treatment, which includes difficulty acquiring, retaining and generalizing new skills. In August 2012, CASANA awarded a competitive research grant to Dr. Maria Grigos and Ms. Julie Case of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University. Funds from this grant […]

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  • A Comparison of the Use of Low-Tech and High-Tech Communication Systems for Children with CAS

    By
    Korey L. Stading M.S., CCC-SLP Munroe-Meyer Institute, RiteCare Clinic University of Nebraska Medical Center and Amy S. Nordness Ph.D, CCC-SLP Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

    BACKGROUND Children diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) struggle to communicate basic needs to even those closest to them. In addition to severely unintelligible speech, CAS is often accompanied by language and literacy deficits, academic difficulties, deficits in phonological processing and literacy, and social disadvantages (ASHA, 2007; Lewis, Freebairn, Hansen, Stein, Shriberg, Iyengar, et […]

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  • SLP and Parent Reported Experiences Related to iPad Use for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    By
    Heather Leavy Rusiewicz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Katie Cunningham, M.S., Theresa Ptakowski, Leah Bunch, B.A.

    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA Presented at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, November, 2013 Introduction and Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore parent and clinician reported perspectives and experiences six months after the introduction of iPads and relevant applications. This study was part of a larger investigation associated with […]

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  • Request for Research Applications

    CASANA announces the availability of funds to support research relevant to childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).

    We have issued our 2013 “Request for Applications” in order for researchers to apply for CASANA Apraxia research grants.   CASANA believes that our CAS Research Grant program is critically important as it is the only dedicated funding available for CAS research.  Funding will be expanded this year because of the great success of last year’s […]

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  • Apraxia Research Registry

    An effort to aid and support researchers in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by providing information about children with CAS.

    What is the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Registry? The Registry is a list of as many individuals with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) as possible, containing information about each child’s health and developmental history. Once data is collected and enough children are registered, this list eventually will enable authorized researchers to find possible subjects for research […]

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  • Apraxia Research Subjects Needed

    This page includes a list of research projects that are recruiting children with apraxia and/or their families for various research projects.

    CASANA has made it a policy to share information through its Apraxia-KIDSSM resources for legitimate research projects that are currently recruiting subjects. In order to be accepted, the projects must be related to apraxia or related research and must meet certain requirements established by CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board. The most important requirement is that all […]

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  • A Motor Speech Assessment for Children with Severe Speech Disorders: Reliability and Validity Evidence

    Annotation of the published article.

    This article is an annotation of the following published article: J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2012 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print] A Motor Speech Assessment for Children with Severe Speech Disorders: Reliability and Validity Evidence. Strand EA, McCauley RJ, Weigand SD, Stoeckel RE, Baas BS. Source The Mayo Clinic, Rochester Introduction The Dynamic Evaluation of Motor Speech Skill (DEMSS) […]

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  • The Critical Encounter: Facilitating Positive Parent Adaptation to CAS

    The somewhat surprising results of this study indicated that despite the overall negative experience parents had with the system, a critical positive encounter with even one service provider was typically influential enough to have a significant, positive effect on parents’ adaptation process, resulting in healthy adjustment and parent empowerment.

    By
    Colleen Miron, Ph.D.

    Background For a long time, researchers endorsed a very negative view of how parents adapt (or more accurately, how they felt they did not adapt) to having a child with a disability. This model was to a large extent influenced by the negative social-cultural beliefs toward individuals with disabilities that persisted through the 1970s. Examples […]

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  • ASHA Technical Report on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    This report is a comprehensive description and review of the current science and state of practice regarding childhood apraxia of speech. It concludes with recommendations from the ASHA Ad-hoc committee on CAS. This file is posted here with permission.  CAS_TECHNICAL_REPORT

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