CASANA Issues 2015 Request for Funding Application for Apraxia Research

2015researchThe Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is dedicated to fostering and supporting research that will advance the understanding, treatment, and quality of life of those impacted by childhood apraxia of speech. This source of private research funding has helped fuel new research on CAS for the last 7 years.

In this 2015 Request for Applications, CASANA continues to emphasize an interest in clinical research projects aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of children with CAS.  Additionally, CASANA is interested in early identification as well as approaches that include biophysical evidence alongside behavioral evidence. Finally, CASANA is interested in quality of life research on CAS.  In all instances and in all potential study areas, CASANA’s primary interest is in high quality scientific research that, upon completion, will be suitable and acceptable to peer-reviewed publications.

Potential applicants may download the Request for Applications here.

Important Deadlines:

Intent to Submit – received by August 15, 2015
Applications – Received no later than 5 PM EDT (USA), October 1, 2015.

CASANA’s Special Guest For the 2015 National Conference

Meet CASANA’s special guest for the 2015 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Danny Keefe.  Danny and his friends raised awareness about CAS on a national scale when they all dressed in Danny’s trademark suit and tie to support him after he’d been bullied.  Their story has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown.

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Watch ESPN’s heart-warming piece about Danny and his friends!



(Registration rates increase at midnight on Monday, June 15, 2015!)