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.

Apraxia Kids is continuing to provide educational opportunities for professionals and families. In a typical year, our biggest in-person gathering is the Apraxia Kids National Conference. With the conference being cancelled this year, we have been working hard to create education resources to support or community. Please click below to the 2020 Virtual Education Series.


Frequently asked questions about the Apraxia Kids National Conference

Conference FAQ

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.


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


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 October

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?