National Conference

The Apraxia Kids National Conference is the only major conference on the speech, language, learning, and life needs of children with apraxia. The National Conference brings together parents, professionals, educators, and others who are seeking the most up-to-date and in-depth learning opportunities available.

2021 Apraxia Kids National Conference Top 5 FAQs


Why are you offering a hybrid conference for 2021?

Answer:  Due to the ever-changing nature of travel and gathering rules and regulations, we recognize that not everyone will be comfortable with or be able to travel to the 2021 conference in-person. We want to make sure the benefits of our Apraxia Kids National Conference is as accessible as possible in these current times. Apraxia Kids is continuing to monitor travel restrictions, gathering regulations, and other contributing factors to holding an in-person event. Should circumstances not allow for an in-person event, Apraxia Kids will make the determination to hold the conference virtually.

What does a hybrid conference mean?

Answer:  The 2021 National Conference will have an in-person option for those who wish to attend the conference in Plano, Texas, and a virtual option for those who wish to stay home and view the conference online. The virtual option will stream the conference in real time. As we continue to plan this unique conference experience, additional details will be shared about what conference sessions will look like.

Will I have access to all of the sessions if I choose the virtual option?

Answer:  No. The virtual option will stream the conference in real time so you will still need to select the sessions you are interested in attending. We will be sharing additional details regarding session selections in  prior to registration opening for the National Conference as we are still working out details.

Does my registration include travel and hotel costs?

Answer:  No. The conference registration includes your admission to the conference sessions, conference materials, an opening reception, and breakfast & lunch for in person attendance. You must make and pay for your own hotel and travel arrangements. Discounted hotel information will be shared when registration opens.

Will American Speech-Language–Hearing Association (ASHA) continuing education credits (CEUs) be available for both virtual and in person attendees?

Answer:  Yes. Provided participants comply with all requirements, ASHA members who use the CEU Registry are eligible to receive ASHA CEUs for attending the conference based on the sessions attended (either in person or virtually). A Certificate of Attendance is available for those who track their own CEUs.

Research Symposium  |  July 6-8

Apraxia Kids is dedicated to advancing innovation through research and education. We are thrilled to be hosting the third Research Symposium in 2021 in conjunction with the Apraxia Kids National Conference.  This special event is geared towards researchers and will involve a limited audience. The Research Symposium will occur for two days prior to the start of the National Conference.

Comprised of 16 hours of research presentations, discussions, and brainstorming for the future, this event is certain to be invaluable to our apraxia community.

This event is co-chaired by Dr. Jonathan Preston and Dr. Tricia McCabe.


Commit to making a difference for our families and professionals who attend the leading conference on childhood apraxia of speech!

Check back soon for more details about how you can sponsor the 2021 Apraxia Kids National Conference.


Make the most out of your conference experience by ensuring that you sign up for sessions that match your level of learning!

Year after year, we see that participants who access sample schedules to help guide their decision making when choosing sessions have an easier time registering and have the most overall satisfaction with what they learn.

Download Sample a Schedule From a Previous Conference


Thanks to the funds raised through the Walk for Apraxia and the generosity of our donors, Apraxia Kids offers scholarships for parents to attend the National Conference. Since 2004, over 300 participants have attended on scholarship.

The National Conference is a unique educational opportunity on childhood apraxia of speech, and an unforgettable experience for all families who attend. As one 2019 scholarship recipient said, “I want to take the time to thank you for choosing me as a recipient of a scholarship for this amazing conference. I walked away from it feeling more confident as a parent and more knowledgeable about my son’s future. I owe that all to your organization.”

Information regarding scholarships for the 2021 National Conference will be available in November

The 2021 Apraxia Kids National Conference is being held in Plano, Texas!

The 2022 Apraxia Kids National Conference is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada!


What have past participants said about their experience attending a National Conference?

The annual Apraxia Kids National Conference is the only major conference on the speech, language, learning, and life needs of children with childhood apraxia of speech, bringing together parents and professionals from across the world.  Your support allows us to offer conference scholarships each year for parents to attend this powerful event.


Frequently asked questions about the Apraxia Kids National Conference

Conference FAQ


Three pre-conference sessions exclusively for speech-language pathologists are available for an additional fee.

What can school-based SLPs expect from this experience?

  • Enhance your skills for differential diagnosis
  • Meet the challenge of mixed childhood apraxia of speech and other co-occurring conditions
  • Manage caseloads for providing optimal services to children with CAS
  • Balance group vs. individual therapy demands
  • Learn therapy strategies applicable to students with apraxia and/or other speech-sound disorders
  • Enhance your home carryover techniques
  • Share challenges, strategies, and successes with other school-based SLPs