Apraxia Kids National Conference Speaker Application Part 1


Apraxia Kids is seeking submissions for presentations for our 2020 Conference that address a full range of issues. Presentations should ideally include “how to” and “hands on” strategies with evidence-based support. Apraxia Kids encourages collaboration between speakers in the development of presentations (i.e. co-presenters or small panels). For this conference, we will be offering options for different session lengths, so please carefully consider what might work best for your proposal.

Topics of Interest Include:

Evidence-Based Topics: Research findings; sorting out the evidence; treatment methods, controversial approaches.

Advanced topics: Challenging diagnostic/treatment cases; contrasting speech therapy methods; therapy strategies for vowel and prosody modification; research updates.

Therapy: Evaluating progress; novel speech therapy approaches; case studies; residual speech issues; home practice.

Interpersonal/Social/Emotional Issues: Social skill challenges; friendship building, dealing with classmates, difficult behaviors.

Education: Developing goals and IEPs; advocacy, legal issues and special education; school placement options.

Academic Issues: Literacy issues; assistive technology; executive function; language processing deficits; retention.

Other topics: Co-occurring autism or other complex diagnoses; sensory issues; global apraxia; genetics; early intervention.

Additional Info:

  • Topics not on the list will also be considered.
  • ASHA CEUs will be offered for this conference.


Key Presentation Dates:

Presentation Submissions Due:  January 3, 2020
Acceptance Notification:  February 17, 2020
Presentations Due:  June 1, 2020
Handouts Due:  June 15, 2020


Speaker Selection:

The Conference Committee will review, evaluate and select proposals using the following criteria:

  • Alignment with current evidence-based practice.
  • Originality and relevance of topic.
  • Overall quality of proposal content, delivery method, and proposed format.
  • Alignment of learning objectives with presentation overview.
  • Qualifications, expertise and experience level of presenter(s).
  • Practical application of education, skills and resources.


Conference Speaker Application Part 1
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