Apraxia Kids Boot Camp Application


Apraxia Kids Boot Camp
August 1-5, 2023
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Thank you for your interest in applying for Apraxia Kids 2023 Intensive Training (Boot Camp). There will be TWO parts to this application that must be completed in order for your application to be considered. In addition, you must be listed on the Apraxia Kids SLP Directory by the application deadline of January 6, 2023.

Part ONE: All applicants must fully complete the form below. Please note: you cannot save your work on this application form. Please click here to see all of the required information needed so you can prepare your answers, and then copy and paste them into this application form when you are ready.

Part TWO: Within two business days of submission of Part ONE, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a google folder where you will upload a video of yourself responding to the prompt below:

  • Upload a 3-5 minute video of yourself responding to the following prompt:
  • Give a brief description of your clinical approach to the assessment of CAS including tools and resources you use when diagnosing CAS. You can describe a child you assessed and how you went about the assessment and arrived at a diagnosis, but remember to remain within HIPAA/PHIPA guidelines.

Once you have uploaded your video, and we determine we are able to view it, you will receive a confirmation email that your application is complete.

Part ONE of the application must be submitted by the end of the day, January 3, 2023.

Part TWO of the application must be submitted by the end of the day, January 8, 2023.

The total cost for 2023 Boot Camp is $1200.00 USD.  This fee includes your course materials, lodging and meals. The training will be held in-person on the campus of Duquesne University and lodging will be at a hotel near campus.Travel to and from the hotel in Pittsburgh is at your own expense. Once you are accepted, more details will be provided. If accepted, your first deposit of $250 USD will be due by April 3, 2023.  Final payment of $950 USD will be due by June 15, 2023.


Apraxia Kids will provide:

  • Course materials required for the training.
  • Arrangements and costs for room and board during the training.
  • Training site with appropriate audio-visual technology.
  • Over 30 hours of ASHA CEUs (advanced level).
  • Onsite Staff.
  • Access to a faculty mentor during the training and for up to 6 months post-training.
  • A certificate of completion.
  • Recognition in the Apraxia Kids SLP Directory after successful completion of all requirements.


PLEASE NOTE:  A confirmation email with a link to a google folder for your video upload will be sent to you within 2 business days after you submit Part ONE of this application. A second email will be sent confirming completion of your application once Part TWO (video) is uploaded and can be viewed. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not see these emails in your inbox.


Boot Camp Application 2022-2023
Residential Address: *
Residential Address:
Are you able to accept new clients for assessment and treatment at your current place of employment? *
Have you applied to boot camp before? *
Upload ONE document that answers the following three questions. Each response to a question should be 500 words or less. (Please note there is not necessarily one right answer for these questions.)
1. Aside from workshops/trainings, how else have you increased your knowledge about CAS? (e.g., observation of colleagues or other expert SLPS, reading journal articles, participating in online discussions, etc…)
2. From your learning activities, give two examples of how you have been able to put the information you have learned into your clinical practice for assessment and/or treatment.
3. Briefly describe motor-based vs traditional intervention and what are the critical differences using examples from your caseload and/or components you have learned from your trainings.
Maximum upload size: 516MB
Please upload a critical review of the following article: Bang for your Buck
Maas, E., Gildersleeve-Neumann, C., Jakielski, K.J., Kovacs, N., Stoeckel, R., Vradelis, H., & Welsh, M. (2019) Bang for your buck: A single-case experimental design study of practice amount and distribution in treatment for childhood apraxia of speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(9): 3160-3182. doi:10.1044/2019_JSLHR-S-18-0212
We are not looking for a summary of the article, but rather how you interpret the article and answer the following questions:
1. Were there any main outcomes from this study? Please briefly elaborate.
2. How do the authors reflect on their choice to not control for complexity of the target utterances? Do you agree with them and how does this align with your experiences in treating children with CAS?
3. Describe the limitations of this study and their potential impact on the research results.
4. What questions do you still want answers to after reading this article?
Maximum upload size: 516MB
I understand that, if selected for the 2023 Boot Camp training on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, I will be expected to: (1) Read roughly 200 pages of reading material. (2) Stay in the designated hotel throughout the training, and eat meals with fellow attendees and faculty. (3) Willingly participate in small and large group discussions and interactions. and (4) Submit a case study within 6 months of completion of the training, which will be reviewed and scored by a faculty mentor. If determined that I have achieved competency in the course, I agree to serve as a local/regional/national resource and information source on childhood apraxia of speech.
Furthermore, I understand if I am accepted into the program, I must pay a nonrefundable $250 (USD) deposit by April 3, 2023 or forfeit my position. I understand that I must submit full payment (an additional $950 (USD) by June 15, 2023) or forfeit my position in the program. I understand that I will not receive a refund of the $950 (USD) unless Apraxia Kids can place another candidate in my position for the training - or if, at the time of the training event, I can substantiate a death in my immediate family or a personal medical crisis.
I understand that to maintain my recognition as having advanced training and expertise in CAS, I must meet the ongoing requirements established by Apraxia Kids including continuing to expand my learning and engage with Apraxia Kids and my community.