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 is the National Conference virtual for 2021?

Answer:    As you are aware, our initial plan was to host a hybrid conference allowing attendees and speakers a choice on how they would like to attend this year.   As we carefully continue to monitor the pandemic and after careful review with our external stakeholders, we have made the decision that the 2021 National Conference will take place as a virtual event this July.


When will the virtual conference take place?

Answer:    The conference will still take place July 8th – 10th.  Recordings for every session will be available to all attendees post conference for a limited period of time.


When will registration open for the National Conference?

Answer:    Registration will open the week of March 8th.  Please be sure to follow the National Conference on Facebook at along with watching for our upcoming emails from Apraxia Kids.


When will the conference schedule be available?

Answer:  We plan to release the entire conference schedule before the end of March.   At that time, more information will be shared about session selection.


Will American Speech-Language–Hearing Association (ASHA) continuing education credits (CEUs) be available for the virtual conference?

Answer:  Yes. For those participants who comply with all documentation requirements, Apraxia Kids will file CEUS to be documented in their ASHA CEU Registry for sessions attended live and recorded. A Certificate of Attendance will be available for those who track their own CEUs for licensure and certification.

Call for Research Posters

To continue our commitment to provide updated information to families and professionals, Apraxia Kids is inviting our research community to submit proposals for posters presenting results of current research projects. There will be a scheduled time during the conference for poster presenters to interact with attendees about your work. The poster presenters will choose if they would like to present their work virtually or by bringing a poster physically to display at the conference. We look forward to hearing from investigators at all levels (students and professionals):

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Research Symposium – POSTPONED to 2022

Apraxia Kids is dedicated to advancing innovation through research and education. After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the Research Symposium until July 5-7, 2022 in Las Vegas prior to the National Conference. One of the main goals of the Research Symposium is to bring people together to share research outcomes, plan collaborations, and discuss current research needs. An in-person event is critical to meeting this goal.

2022 marks the 20th anniversary of our first Research Symposium and what better way to celebrate than by bringing our national and international research community together in person. 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.


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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.

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The Apraxia Kids National Conference is a unique educational opportunity on childhood apraxia of speech, and an unforgettable experience for all families and professionals who attend. Even though many attendees who attend describe this experience as “life-changing,” we know that not all families and students who would benefit from this education have the means to attend the National Conference. With this in mind, Apraxia Kids will be offering a limited number of financial scholarships to aid families and SLP students who may not otherwise be able to attend the conference. We regret that we will be unable to assist all of those who apply for scholarships and that we are unable to provide total funding.

Individuals may apply for a scholarship if they are:

  • A parent or guardian of a child diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech
  • An SLP student studying and researching childhood apraxia of speech and/or communication disorders

The application period for scholarships to the Apraxia Kids National Conference is now closed.

The 2021 Apraxia Kids National Conference is being held virtually.

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

Call for Papers

The call for submissions for speaking at the 2021 Conference is now closed. Authors of submissions will be notified of their status before the end of February. If you have any questions, please look at our FAQ on this page. Other questions can be sent to

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