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2018 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech
July 12-14, 2018
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
Charlotte, North Carolina


The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is offering opportunities to qualified persons to make presentations regarding childhood apraxia of speech and related and/or associated issues to speech-language pathologists, parents, and others (lay persons, educators, etc.).

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The deadline to submit your presentation for the conference is January 5, 2018.


Topics of High Interest for CASANA’s 2018 National Conference

Speech therapy topics: Contrasting speech therapy methods, home practice, evaluating progress; novel speech therapy approaches; case studies; residual speech issues; challenging cases, advanced treatment issues.
Interpersonal/Social/Emotional Issues: Social skill development, self-esteem and self acceptance, friendship building, dealing with classmates, and others; educating others about CAS; sibling issues, difficult behaviors.
Education topics: Developing goals and IEPs; advocacy, legal issues and special education; understanding tests and measurements, school placement options, special education processes.
Academic topics: written expression, handwriting, reading related issues, spelling, assistive technology, executive function, narrative and language processing skills, the SLP’s role in literacy, homeschooling, IEP Goal Writing, Retention.
Other topics: special populations (i.e. – pdd/apraxia, etc.), AAC, tablets & applications, estate planning, sensory integration, fine motor skills, applied research, evaluation of information, genetics, neuroplasticity, early intervention, music and speech therapy.
**Topics not on the list will also be considered.



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