Last Chance for Reduced National Apraxia Conference Rate is Saturday June 15!!

Last Chance: Early-Bird Registration Rate for National Apraxia Conference

2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH

 

Last Chance: Early-Bird Registration Rate Ends SATURDAY!
Time is running out with only A FEW DAYS LEFT to SAVE on registration for the 2013 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech!  Remember, Early-Bird Registration Rate ENDS this SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH!

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 HERE’S WHY YOU BELONG AT THE LARGEST APRAXIA CONFERENCE IN NORTH AMERICA:

Reason # 1:  Most Valuable EDUCATION!  

If you only attend one conference this year, CASANA’s annual conference is the most valuable education out there!  

CASANA offers one of the most extensive, highly regarded training and educational programs on Childhood Apraxia of Speech that is available to SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS, EDUCATORS, as well as PARENTS and CAREGIVERS of children with CAS.

The registration rate includes the Opening Reception, Keynote Address, choice of any open session, access to handouts from all sessions, breakfast on Friday and Saturday, lunches on Friday and Saturday with topic tables and special programs, and access to the Exhibitor Hall. Discover what our exhibitors have to offer! They include: CASANA, Discovery Toys, Northern Speech Services, Lindamood Bell, the PROMPT Institute, and St. Rita’s Comprehensive Communication Resources.  

           

Reason # 2:  The Right Kind at the Right Time – ADVOCACY!

This conference provides exclusive training and educational opportunities to attendees in search of continued insight into treatment, practical methods and strategies, and exposure to novel research; all of which continue to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop speech–a worthwhile return on your investment.

           

Reason # 3:  A Perfect Place for PARTNERSHIP!

Conference attendees have the opportunity to network with other speech-language pathologists, educators, parents, new learners, and those who have already been on this journey for some time.

       

 


 

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 REGISTER today for CASANA’s 2013 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech on July 11-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Denver, Colorado.

EARLY-BIRD RATE ENDS SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013! 

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2013 National Conference Speaker/Session Spotlight: Tricia McCabe, Ph.D.

2013 National Conference Speaker/ Session Spotlight

Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Tricia McCabe, Ph.D., is Course Director and Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney. Her main research area is treatment for moderate-severe speech impairments in children. Within this area she has a number of interests including (a) treatments for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) (also known as dyspraxia), (b) disorders of speech which cause impairments to production of polysyllabic words and longer linguistic units, (c) the comparison of phonological and articulation treatments to demonstrate relative effectiveness and efficiency and (d) the use of ultrasound for biofeedback in speech pathology. With her colleagues, Elizabeth Murray and Kirrie Ballard, she has recently completed a Randomised Control Trial comparing ReST with the Nuffield Dyspraxia Program (3rd ed). Other research projects in CAS currently underway include: Developing parent delivered interventions for children with CAS in both Australia and Canada; projects trialing computer delivered versions of ReST and NDP3; and a longitudinal study of speech development in children with early identified ASD. She is Chair of the International CAS Assessment Consortium. This Consortium hopes to develop agreed reporting standards to be used in research involving children with CAS. Tricia is particularly interested in the application of the principles of speech motor learning to new treatments for CAS particularly and articulation and voice disorders more generally. She is also interested in the application of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in speech pathology and speech pathology service delivery innovations.

You are traveling a very long way to speak at the 2013 National Conference on CAS. What are you looking forward to the most?
“I’m excited to meet a wide range of people who are all interested in CAS and very excited to share our new treatment and our research results. It’s very exciting to have done the first ever randomized control trial of treatments for children with CAS and I want as many people as possible to know about it.”

What makes our National Conference on CAS so different from other conferences?
“The variety of people: parents, children, clinicians and researchers all together.”

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DR. MCCABE’S PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION 300

ReST: A New Treatment for Prosody and Speech Accuracy for School-Aged Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Rapid Syllable Transition Training (ReST) is a recently developed treatment for improving prosody and speech accuracy in children aged 4-12. ReST uses pseudo-words of 2-3 syllables to target syllable segregation, lexical stress and articulatory consistency and accuracy in high intensity drill based therapy. We have recently completed a randomized control trial of ReST which shows that the treatment is effective and generalizes to untreated words. In our recent research, we also showed that children who had treatment 4 days per week for 3 weeks continued to improve for up to 4 months after the treatment stopped. This workshop will describe the background to the treatment, the research including the RCT and other studies including parent training and a trial of computer delivery, and describe who the treatment might suit. Participants will watch the therapy being conducted and will learn to judge correct and incorrect target productions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to describe the theoretical background of the Rapid Syllable Transition Training (ReST).
  • Participants will be able to describe the major components of the treatment.
  • Participants will be able to identify correct and incorrect production of the treatment stimuli.

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The information presented in your session might be fairly new information for many of the participants.  Why do you feel it’s important to have this additional tool available in the treatment of children with CAS?
“Having treatment that has been shown to be effective at improving speech and prosodic accuracy in children aged 4-12 is a huge leap forward. Until now the best research evidence we have had has been group studies where the children were not randomized and follow-up data was not collected. Our new treatment, ReST, shows excellent results.”

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Apraxia-KIDS News – April 18, 2013

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The Latest News, Events, and Information on or Related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

April 18, 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico Boy, 4, Left on Bus for More Than an Hour
An Albuquerque mother lived a nightmare when her 4-year-old son, Josiah Ortiz, went missing after he didn’t make a speech therapy class.  With no one at the school to come out and get Josiah, the bus driver left with him still on the bus and continued her route because she did not want to leave him unattended. KOAT Albuquerque – The Northerner Blog – April 12, 2013, By Anna Velasquez

Farmington, Minnesota 3-year-old left alone on school bus for 4 hours
Elliott Johnson, a 3-year-old boy with childhood apraxia of speech, doesn’t say a lot. His mother, Elizabeth Johnson said, “He doesn’t speak well and he’s very shy.” On Friday, April 12, 2013 he never made it to school, even with the bus driver and bus aide on board. He was left alone in the bus terminal for four hours, still strapped in and seated right behind the bus driver. KARE 11 News – April 12, 2013, By Renee Tessman

Is Your Nonverbal Child Safe on the School Bus – Apraxia-KIDS.org – By Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

Early Development in Infants at Risk of Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Longitudinal Investigation – Taylor Francis Online – Developmental Neuropsychology, Volume 38, Issue 3, 2013

Speed Articulatory Movements Involved in Speech Production in Children with Dyslexia – Journal of Learning Disabilities – Mirela Duranovic, PhD, and Sabina Sehic, MA April 9, 2013

 

 

Sample Conference Schedules for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children with Apraxia
Are you a parent or a caregiver that will be attending the CASANA National Conference on CAS for the first time? If you are unsure of what to choose, we’ve provided two example schedules at the link to follow: Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published April 16, 2013

CASANA Selected as Organization to Benefit from 2014 Children’s Calendar Project
Oana Hogrefe Photography has selected CASANA as the beneficiary of the 2014 Childhood Calendar fundraiser. A public casting call in the Atlanta area has been issued and 25-30 children will be selected to be photographed as a part of this effort. All funds collected through the session fee, the online voting for the featured month images, and the sales of the calendars will be donated to CASANA. To learn more information about the Childhood Calendar fundraiser, visit http://www.childhoodcalendar.comPressDoc – April 12, 2013, CASANA PressRoom 

Check Out CASANA’s Apraxia Professional Friends Directory
View a list of professionals that support CASANA and our apraxia cause! Click here to view complete list of those professionals: Apraxia-KIDS.org – CASANA Professional Friends Directory 

Friends of Man, unique charity aids individuals and families in need of assistance – Organization that could help families attend CASANA National Conference on CAS in Denver this summer.  A third-party professional, such as a family’s therapist, teacher, physician, or social worker must apply on behalf of a family to attend a training for educational purposes.

California Pizza Kitchen – Cherry Hill, NJ – Fundraiser Event – Benefits the 2013 Justin & Emily’s Philadelphia Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

2013 South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech – More than 150 participants came out to support and raised more than $10,000! Check out the event photos from the day on CASANA’s Facebook Page.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 25, 2013Charlotte, NC Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 20, 2013Utah Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 20, 2013Phi Sigma Pi 5k Fun Run/Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 21, 2013Staten Island Speaks Up! 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 23 or 26, 2013Webinar – Executive Functioning: Helping Children to Plan to Succeed – presented by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, international presenter on CAS and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member – REGISTRATION CLOSES MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, APRIL 19 US/EDT!

April 27, 2013Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

May 3, 2013Albuquerque, New Mexico Apraxia Workshop – Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Comprehensive Assessment and Effective Treatment – presented by Margaret A. Fish, M.S., CCC-SLP, author of the book “Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech” and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member – EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, APRIL 19!

May 5, 2013Greater Atlanta Area Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

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NEW! Apraxia Awareness Silver Necklace – Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day or Apraxia Awareness Day

Apraxia Awareness Silver Necklace

LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE — A double stacked Apraxia Awareness necklace including a sterling silver 1 1/8th inch bottom disc hand stamped with “Every Child Deserves a Voice” around the outer edge.  The smaller, top disc is a 3/4 inch sterling silver disc that is hand stamped with the words “Apraxia Awareness” around the outer edge.  Also included on top is an open star charm.  Both discs and charm are attached on the same ring and hang on a 18-inch sterling silver bead ball chain. A great gift for Mother’s Day or wonderful way to show your support on Apraxia Awareness Day.  Purchase yours today!

 

View Our Sample National Conference Schedules for New Parents

Sample Conference Schedules for
Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with CAS

Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Are you a parent or a caregiver that will be attending the CASANA National Conference on CAS for the first time?  If you are unsure of what to sessions to choose, we’ve provided two example schedules below! 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE A

Friday, July 12, 2013

8:00 – 9:30 AM:  Session 101 – The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol:  Effective Strategies for CAS, presented by N. Kaufman

10:00 – 11:30 AM:  Session 201 – An Overview for a Multi-Sensory Approach to Treatment for Children with CAS, presented by D. Hammer

1:00 – 2:30 PM:  Session 301 – Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC): Why, When, and How Do We Use It?, presented by R. Stoeckel

3:00 – 4:30 PM:  Session 401 – An Overview of the Speech EZ® Apraxia Program, presented by L. Carahaly

Saturday, July 13, 2013

8:00 – 9:30 AM:  Session 505 – S.P.E.E.C.H. Tools: A Parental Guide to Generalization on Skills in the Home Environment, presented by J. Murdock, S. Graf

10:00 – 11:30 AM:  Session 601 – P.R.I.S.M.: Foundation to Effective Treatment of CAS, presented by M. Fish

1:00 – 2:30 AM:  Session 702 – Making Practice Fun!, presented by D. Rupp

3:00 – 4:30 AM:  Session 802 – Q & A: Newly Diagnosed Children, presented by Panel

 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE B

Friday, July 12, 2013

8:00 – 9:30 AM:  Session 105 – S.P.E.E.C.H. Tools: A Parental Guide to Generalization on Skills in the Home Environment, presented by J. Murdock, S. Graf

10:00 – 11:30 AM:  Session 204 – Tablets and Apps:  Getting Started in Home Use for Children with CAS, presented by M. Mahon

1:00 – 2:30 PM:  Session 306 – A Walk Through the IEP: An Overview of Special Education and CAS, presented by J. Green

3:00 – 4:30 PM:  Session 402 – Observed Early Characteristics for CAS Via Video Research, presented by M. Overby, S. Caspari

Saturday, July 13, 2013

8:00 – 9:30 AM:  Session 503 – Apraxia Intervention Phases: Acquisition, Generalization, Retention, presented by R. Stoeckel

10:00 – 11:30 AM:  Session 603 – General Language General Speech Pattern, presented by M.L. Almeida, J. Murdock

1:00 – 2:30 PM:  Session 702 – Making Practice Fun!, presented by D. Rupp

3:00 – 4:30 PM:  Session 802 – Q & A: Newly Diagnosed Children (recommended for parents), presented by Panel

 

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2013 National Conference Speaker/Session Spotlight: Gillian Green, JD

2013 National Conference Speaker/ Session Spotlight

Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Gillian Green, JD, is an attorney and parent of a child with CAS. She graduated with honors from Stanford Law School in 2005, and worked for several years at a national law firm in the field of contracts, licensing, and negotiations.  In 2011, she started her own firm, also focusing on contracts and licensing, and works on a pro bono basis as a special education advocate for parents of children with disabilities. She lives and works in Colorado, and is the facilitator of the Colorado parents of children with apraxia group.

“I attended last year’s national conference in Boston and found it to be extremely educational as well as hopeful.  Being a parent of a child with CAS can feel quite lonely at times and the effort to help our kids can seem daunting.  But being at a conference with other parents and educators who want to help our kids as best they can is so affirming.  It makes you feel part of a team, and gives you that energy boost and the knowledge that you can make a difference for your child, and you can help them find their voices!”

GILLIAN GREEN’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE SESSION 306
A Walk through the IEP: An Overview of Special Education Law and CAS
Among the many challenges facing a parent of a child with CAS is how to best advocate for that child’s needs – especially when it comes to school supports and services. This presentation will outline the basics of federal special education law and protections, as well as some specifics regarding Colorado state laws.  We’ll then move to the basics of an IEP meeting, what parents can – and should – expect to result from the meeting, and what happens after the meeting.  We’ll discuss specific IEP goals and objectives relevant to CAS, as well as common misconceptions that prevent some parents from maximizing the impact they can have on the services their child receives.  There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions and answers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to discuss the basics of the IEP process and applicable law.
  • Participants will be able to recognize common misconceptions about the IEP process and parent involvement.
  • Participants will be able to identify strategies to become more effective advocates for their children with CAS.
“I think having the conference in Denver will be an amazing opportunity for parents, researchers, and educators to learn the current best practices for helping our kids with CAS and then bring those ideas out into our community.  For parents, I think it’s going to be a chance to connect with other parents, educate themselves, and really build an active, supportive community.  And for all of us, raising awareness of apraxia in the media and press is so important for our kids; having the conference here will really help us to educate our own family, friends, and neighbors about what CAS is, and how we can all encourage and support our kids.”

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Apraxia-KIDS News – April 4, 2013

 

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The Latest News, Events, and Information on or Related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

New Camp in Spokane, WA – Two Week Intensive Speech and Literacy Camp for Kids
Washington State University and Eastern Washington University Speech and Hearing Clinic introduces CAMP CANDOO, a summer intensive therapy camp for children with apraxia ages 5 to 8 years old.  The nine-day camp includes one day of pre-treatment assessment, eight-days of extensive individual therapy (two 30-minute sessions daily), large and small group sessions, and three parent education sessions.  Download the flyer and application here:   Apraxia-KIDS Facebook Group – April 2, 2013

New Genetic Evidence Suggests a Continuum Among Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders
Researchers advocate for term “developmental brain dysfunction” instead of categorical diagnoses.  “A paper published this month in the  prestigious medical journal The Lancet Neurology suggests that a broad spectrum of developmental and psychiatric disorders, ranging from autism and intellectual disability to schizophrenia, should be conceptualized as different manifestations of a common underlying denomoinator, “developmental brain dysfunction,” rather than completely independent conditions with distinct causes.” Newswise – April 2, 2013, Geisinger Health System

Schmahmann Lab Attends the National Ataxia Foundation Conference – MINDlink Foundation – Published March 21, 2013

Children with Sleep Apnea Have Higher Risk of Behavioral, Adaptive and Learning Problems – American Academy of Sleep Medicine – March 29, 2013

Motor and Speech Disorders in Classic Galactosemia – PubMed.gov/ US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health – Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Washington State University Spokane – April 2, 2013, By Potter NL, Nievergelt Y, Shriberg LD

Epilepsy Runs in Families – Science Alert – April 3, 2013, University of South Australia

Present Levels: The Foundation of the IEP – Wrightslaw – Originally Published on Pat Howey’s Blog, Revised March 27, 2013, By Pat Howey, Advocate

An Open Letter to the Parent of a Child with Speech Delays – Uncommon Sense Blog – April 1, 2013, By Nieder Family

                          

 

CASANA Announces Apraxia Awareness Day
Join CASANA for the very first official Apraxia Awareness Day on May 14, 2013 which will be recognized as such by the United States Congress.  Every child deserves a voice, so let’s make our actions and voices heard for every child with apraxia.  Visit our ApraxiaKIDS Facebook pages to join the event and help us spread the word for Apraxia Awareness Day.  More details to come soon!  Apraxia-KIDS Facebook – Published April 3, 2013

Coastal Sunbelt Names CASANA as Recipient of Donations for Jeans Charity Program
A big thanks to Coastal Sunbelt for making CASANA the recipient of their donation in the Jeans for Charity program.  We appreciate their support! Coastal Sunbelt Produce – Facebook   

Stockton College Speech and Hearing Club Students Organize Walk to Raise Awareness for Children with Apraxia of Speech –  PressDoc – CASANA PressRoom, April 2, 2013

Miss Richmond County 2013 Organizes Walk to Raise Awareness for Children with Apraxia of Speech – PressDoc – CASANA PressRoom, April 3, 2013 

CASANA Issues 2013 Request for Applications for Apraxia Research Projects – Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published March 28, 2013

Scholarship Applications Now Available for 2013 National Conference on CAS – Apraxia-KIDS.org, March 25, 2013

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 13, 2013 – 4th Annual South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 25, 2013 – Charlotte, NC Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 20, 2013 – Utah Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 20, 2013 – Phi Sigma Pi 5k Fun Run/Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 21, 2013 – Staten Island Speaks Up! 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 23 or 26, 2013 – Webinar – Executive Functioning: Helping Children to Plan to Succeed – presented by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, international presenter on CAS and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member

April 27, 2013 – Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

Click here to view more educational and awareness events

 

Register for the 2013 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Denver! 

CASANA will be holding it’s annual summer national conference in Denver, CO on July 11 – July 13, 2013!  The conference is open to parents and caregivers, speech-language pathologists, and other professionals. ASHA CEU’s will be offered. Download the official conference brochure today and REGISTER!

 

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Apraxia-KIDS News – March 28, 2013

 

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The Latest News, Events, and Information on or Related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Helping Kids With Learning Disabilities Understand the Language of Friendship
Kids with learning disabilities sometimes struggle in social situations.  While they may know how to initiate friendships, many of their relationships fail because they don’t know how to sustain them. Children with learning disabilities often end friendships because they have been unable to work out conflicts. This article offers advice on helping your child avoid misunderstandings and conflicts.  Great Schools – By Janet Giler, Ph.D., M.F.T.

Families of Children with Disabilities Face a New Challenge – Medicaid Cutbacks
Recent changes to state Medicaid are leading to cutbacks that are hurting families who have children with disabilities. For many, the cuts couldn’t come at worse time.  Some families are even facing giving up their children because they can no longer support them. Colorado Springs Independent – March 27, 2013, By J. Adrian Stanley

Study Reveals role of SNX27 Protein in Brain Function – News Medical – Published March 25, 2013

DIBELS: Myths and Facts – Dibels – By Ruth Kaminski and Kelli D. Cummings, Dynamic Measuring Group

The Power of Movement in Teaching and Learning – Education Week – Teacher – March 20, 2013, By Susan Griss

Yogurt for Tess:  Saying Goodbye to a Sidewalk Speech Teacher – The Free Press – March 28, 2013, By Tanner Kent

Special Needs Parenting: Balancing Work and Your Child – Today’s Parent – Originally Published on January 15, 2013, By Amy Baskin

 

  

CASANA Issues 2013 Request for Applications  for Apraxia Research Projects
CASANA is now accepting 2013 “Request for Applications” to support relevant research on CAS. CASANA’s 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 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech events.   Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published March 28, 2013

What is Apraxia?
A blog post from, The Path Less Taken, written by a mother of a child with apraxia of speech who is participating in the 2013 Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech.  www.jennifermcgrail.com – Published March 12, 2013, By Jennifer McGrail 

Scholarship Applications Now Available for 2013 National Conference
A limited number of PARTIAL/ FULL scholarships are available for CASANA’s 2013 National Conference on CAS on July 11 – July 13, 2013 in Denver, CO.  Conference Scholarships are intended for those who would be unable to attend the conference without financial assistance. Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published March 25, 2013

Early-Bird Registration Ends Friday, March 29 for St. Paul, MN Apraxia Workshop
CASANA will be holding an educational apraxia workshop in St. Paul, MN on Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment, Treatment, and Early Literacy Skills. This will be presented by Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. To qualify for Early-Bird Registration, registration form and fee must be postmarked no later than March 29, 2013.  Register online here:  Apraxia-KIDS.org – CASANA Events – St. Paul, MN Apraxia Workshop  

A Great Cause – Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists – Published March 13, 2013 – By Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

CASANA Launches New Apraxia-KIDS Website – Apraxia-KIDS.org, March 2013

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 12, 2013 – St. Paul, MN Apraxia Workshop – Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment, Treatment, and Early Literacy Skills – presented by Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member and CASANA National Conference Presenter

April 13, 2013 – 4th Annual South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 25, 2013 – Charlotte, NC Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 20, 2013 – Utah Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 20, 2013 – Phi Sigma Pi 5k Fun Run/Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 21, 2013 – Staten Island Speaks Up! 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 23 or 26, 2013 – Webinar – Executive Functioning: Helping Children to Plan to Succeed – presented by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, international presenter on CAS and CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member

April 27, 2013 – Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

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Register for a 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech in Your Area:

2013 Apraxia Walk Locations

The Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech helps to raise awareness about apraxia and how it affects children and funding for important apraxia programs and research.  If there is not a Walk near you, consider organizing one in your area or registering for a Virtual Walk!

 

 

CASANA | 416 Lincoln Ave, 2nd floor | Pittsburgh, PA 15209 | www.apraxia-KIDS.org

Scholarship Applications Now Available for 2013 National Conference

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION INFORMATION

A limited number of PARTIAL/FULL scholarships are available for CASANA’s 2013 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech on July 11 – 13, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  Conference scholarships are intended for those who would be unable to attend the conference without financial assistance. We regret that we will be unable to assist all of those who apply for conference scholarships; however CASANA will use the resources of the Scholarship Fund to assist as many applicants as possible.  CASANA’s Scholarship Committee will decide which type of scholarship to award applicants and its decisions are final.

  • ELIGIBILITY:  Parents or Guardians of a child diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech are eligible for a scholarship.  Priority will be given to applicants attending their first National Conference.  Special consideration will also be given to those applicants who are actively involved in CASANA activities.  Only one scholarship per family will be awarded.  Past scholarship recipients are not eligible. Scholarships are not transferable.
  • SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:
    • Partial Registration Fee – For individuals to whom a partial scholarship is awarded, $200 of the Early-Bird Registration Fee will be waived.  Individuals will also receive access to the electronic handouts through the Conference Handout website.
    • Full Registration Fee – For individuals to whom a full scholarship is awarded, the entire Early-Bird Registration Fee will be waived.  Individuals will also receive access to the electronic handouts through the Conference Handout website.
    • Full Registration Fee and Hotel Fee – For individuals to whom a full scholarship and hotel fees is awarded, the entire Early-Bird Registration Fee will be waived.  Individuals will also receive access to the electronic handouts through the Conference Handout website.  CASANA will also provide a hotel room at the conference venue for 2 nights at the conference group rate.  Individuals will be expected to guarantee the hotel room in accordance with the hotel’s no show policy with their own credit card and provide the hotel with a credit card for incidentals.  CASANA will not pay for a hotel room where the individual does not show up and the individual’s credit card will be charged.

DEADLINE:  All Scholarship Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2013.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

TO DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, CLICK HERE!

For more information and details about the 2013 National Conference on CAS, click here.

Apraxia-KIDS News – March 21, 2013

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The Latest News, Events, and Information on or Related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Expressive Morphosyntactic Development in Three Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech 
A research study to examine the expressive morphosyntactic development of three children aged 6 and 7 years old with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and language impariment. The results showed that participants’ expressive morphosyntactic difficulties were ongoing and could not be explained solely by their speech errors.  ingentaconnect – Speech, Language and Hearing, Volume 16, Number 1, March 2013, pp. 9-17(9), Maney Publishing

Tongue Reading:  Comparing the Interpretation of Visual Information From Inside the Mouth, From Electropalatographic and Ultrasound Displays of Speech Sounds
Speakers possess a natural capacity for lip reading; analogous to this, there may be an intuitive ability to “tongue-read.” This study compares interpretation of visual feedback from EPG and ultrasound. Informa Healthcare – Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics

Among Perinatal Factors, Only the Apgar Score is Associated with Specific Language ImpairmentNCBI, PubMed – Published March 18, 2013, By Diepeveen FB, De Kroon ML, Dusseldorp E, Snik AF

WordsWife and War, WordPress – Published March 17, 2013, By Amalie Flynn

 

Single Subject Randomization Design for CAS Intervention Research
An interesting post about childhood apraxia of speech research from a speaker at the CASANA 2013 CAS Research Symposium and also a CASANA Apraxia Research Grant recipient.  Development Phonological Disorders – Published March 2013, By Susan Rvachew

Walk for Apraxia Team Leaders Get Chance to Win iPad or iPad Mini for Fundraising Efforts
CASANA announces prize incentives for the 2013 Walk for Apraxia Team Leaders.  If you register a team for a 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech (this includes Virtual Walks), you could have a chance to win an iPad or iPad Mini.  ApraxiaWalk.org – Published March 21, 2013

Registration Opens for 2013 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Join CASANA Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13, 2013 for our 2013 National Conference on CAS at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, CO.  Download our official brochure and register today! Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published March 13, 2013

A Great CauseAdvance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists – Published March 13, 2013 – By Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

CASANA Launches New Apraxia-KIDS WebsiteApraxia-KIDS.org, March 2013

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 12, 2013 – St. Paul, MN Apraxia Workshop – Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment, Treatment, and Early Literacy Skills – presented by Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member and CASANA National Conference Presenter

April 13, 2013 – 4th Annual South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 25, 2013 – Charlotte, NC Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 20, 2013 – Utah Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 20, 2013 – Phi Sigma Pi 5k Fun Run/Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 21, 2013 – Staten Island Speaks Up! 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 27, 2013 – Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

Click here to view more educational and awareness events

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Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, By Margaret Fish

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The Latest News, Events, and Information on or Related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

New Voices for the Voiceless:  Synthetic Speech Gets an Upgrade
If you don’t have a voice, who speaks for you?  Rupal Patel, a speech scientist at Northeastern University, estimates that between 50 and 60 percent of the people who use synthetic voices use the same one — the Perfect Paul voice.  Patel came to the conlcusion that people needed new options and now thanks to research, there are new personalized voices for AAC users.  “Every Child Deserves a Voice” NPR – Health News

Spotting Sleep Problems in Children with Special Needs
About 30 percent of children have a sleep disorder, but the rate is even higher in children with special needs, an expert says. “While a good night’s sleep is important for all children, it is especially critical for children with special needs. Parents can make small changes at home to help their child get a better night’s sleep and improve their performance in daytime activities, therapies and social interactions.” Healthfinder.gov – Health Day News

Understanding How We Speak
A new study revealed the patterns of brain activity that produce human speech. The findings may one day lead to new approaches for treating speech disorders. NIH – National Institutes of Health – NIH Research Matters

Narrative Skills for People with AAC NeedsPrAACtical AAC, Supports for Language Learning – Published March 2, 2013, By Carole Zangari

 


Registration Opens for 2013 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Join CASANA Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13, 2013 for our 2013 National Conference on CAS at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, CO.  Some of this year’s session topics include: 2013 Research Symposium Review, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Advanced Treatment Strategies, Apps for Apraxia, Designing Treatment Plans, Dynamic Assessment, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing, Genetics, Independent Education Evaluation Safeguards, Literacy, Phonological Awareness, Retention and Generalization, Social Skills, Social Thinking, Treatment Methods, Question and Answer Series for all levels of learning, and much more! Download our official brochure and register today! Apraxia-KIDS.org – Published March 13, 2013

A Great Cause
The charitable organization CASANA focuses on helping children with apraxia of speech.  In the past decade or so, CASANA has made great strides and yet so much more needs to be done. Read more from CASANA’s Executive Director and Founder here:  Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists – Published March 13, 2013 – By Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

New Apraxia-KIDS Website
The Apraxia-KIDS.org website has been redesigned to better provide our critical and expansive information on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – the largest collection in the world.  Exciting new features include a fresh and dynamic web design with optimized graphics, user-friendly navigation, accessibility, and clean page layouts with simple page elements for areas such as our Library, Events Calendar, and Apraxia-KIDS Store. This was made possible by funds raised in the Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech events.  Click here to view the new website!

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 4, 2013 – Staten Island, NY Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 12, 2013 – St. Paul, MN Apraxia Workshop – Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment, Treatment, and Early Literacy Skills – presented by Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CASANA Professional Advisory Board Member and CASANA National Conference Presenter

April 13, 2013 – 4th Annual South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 25, 2013 – Charlotte, NC Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 20, 2013 – Utah Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 20, 2013 – Phi Sigma Pi 5k Fun Run/Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 21, 2013 – Staten Island Speaks Up! 2013 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

April 27, 2013 – Arizona Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

Click here to view more educational and awareness events

Featured Apraxia-KIDS Product:

Apraxia Safety Tat

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