Apraxia Kids is seeking submissions for presentations for our 2023 National Conference, on July 6-8, 2023, that address a full range of issues. Presentations should ideally include “how to”, “hands on”, and practical strategies with evidence-based support and include information about working with diverse languages and cultures. Apraxia Kids encourages collaboration between speakers (including parents and interdisciplinary) in the development of presentations (i.e. co-presenters or small panels [2-4 people]). Please carefully consider what type of session might work best for your proposal. Formats for sessions will be either a lecture with up to 3 total presenters, or a panel discussion which has more than 3 presenters and/or contains audience discussions such as looking at case studies or problem solving around an issue. We are also inviting students and researchers to submit proposals for posters presenting results of current research projects.
Because of the previous success of, and the demand for, continued virtual offerings, the 2023 Apraxia Kids National Conference is being planned as an in-person event with the option to watch some select sessions as recordings which will be available until the end of July 2023. Presenters will be asked to choose an option:
If you would like to present in-person, but then you are unable to attend, having a pre-recording of your session will allow for your information to be presented virtually instead.
Key Presenter Dates:
Presentation Submissions Due: January 6, 2023
Acceptance Notification: February 28, 2023
Pre-Recordings Due: June 12, 2023
Handouts Due: June 12, 2023
Posters for virtual posting: June 12, 2023
Topics of Interest Include:
Scientific Research/Theory/Genetics – current research on any related topic including genetics, putting research into practice
New! Bilingual Interests – providing evidence based assessment and treatment for CAS and other motor speech disorders in children who communicate in languages other than and/or in addition to English, including overall communication system of the whole child, target selection, home practice, decisions across the lifespan, AAC, and comorbidities
Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of CAS and other motor speech disorders – evidence bases for making differential diagnosis, analysis of data, case studies, testing minimally verbal children, assessment for older/mild cases
Treatment of CAS and other motor speech disorders – evidence bases and tutorials for treatment protocols, novel therapy approaches, principles of motor learning, case studies, evaluating progress, residual speech issues, therapy for different ages/severity, home practice, generalization, prosody and vowel changes, intensive services for apraxia
Interpersonal/Social/Emotional – social skill challenges, friendship building, dealing with classmates, bullying, difficult behaviors
Education/Academic/Literacy – developing goals, IEPs, advocacy, legal issues and special education, school placement options, retention, accommodations, literacy issues, phonological awareness, language processing deficits, executive functioning
AAC – introductory and advanced sessions on evaluation, training of device use in therapy, use at home and in the community, teaching language through AAC, pre-verbal children
Older Individuals with CAS (middle/high school/adult) and their challenges
Co-morbid Disorders – language disorder, autism spectrum disorder and other complex diagnoses, dysarthria, developmental coordination disorder, voice, fluency, global apraxia, sensory processing disorder, fine/gross motor movements, and OT/PT/Hippotherapy
Advanced Topics geared towards the SLP who already has foundational knowledge in assessment and treatment – challenging diagnostic/treatment case studies, contrasting speech therapy methods; therapy strategies for vowel and prosody modification; perception, phonological representation
The Conference Committee will review, evaluate, and select proposals using the following criteria:
By submitting for the 2023 Apraxia Kids National Conference, I explicitly agree to the following presentation guidelines:
Approval of presentation does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures by Apraxia Kids.
A principle speaker for each presentation should click the “Start Application Here” Button below to fill out the Part 1: Speaker’s Information ONE time. Once that is submitted, a confirmation email (PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER) with directions for your next step will be sent to you immediately. Only the Principle Speaker will go to the link in the email and complete Part 2: Presentation Details once for each separate presentation submission. All principle presenters and co-presenters need to fill out Part 1: Speaker’s Information only one time no matter how many presentation submissions they are listed on.
Additionally, we are inviting students and researchers to submit proposals for posters presenting results of current research projects. The poster presenters will choose if they will be attending in-person and would like to bring a poster physically to display at the conference. All poster presenters will submit their poster information to be displayed virtually on the conference website. As an in-person poster presenter, you will have time built into the schedule to interact with attendees about your work.
If you have any questions about the application process, please email email@example.com.