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.

The 2022 Apraxia Kids National Conference will be held at in-person at The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV July 7-9.

The conference will include presentations of various lengths and discussion panels. Topics include but are not limited to evidence-based assessment and treatment of CAS across all ages, social aspects, education and academic challenges, co-occurring disorders and advanced topics. We are inviting all professionals (speech pathologists, researchers, and related professionals), students and parents to attend.

Registration for the 2022 Apraxia Kids National Conference is closed.

SCHEDULES, SESSIONS AND SPEAKER BIOS

See the complete schedule, session descriptions, and bios for the 70+ speakers for the 2022 Apraxia Kids National Conference.

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National Conference FAQ

Click the button below to read answers to frequently asked questions about the National Conference including information about registration, session recordings, continuing education credits, and much more!

National Conference FAQ

SAMPLE SCHEDULES

Parents of newly diagnosed children: 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 first time conference attendees 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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RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – JULY 5-7, 2022 IN LAS VEGAS, NV

Apraxia Kids is dedicated to advancing innovation through research and education. After postponing the Research Symposium in 2020, for the symposium to take place July 5-7, 2022 in Las Vegas prior to the National Conference.

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 to share research outcomes, plan collaborations, and discuss current research needs.

This event is co-chaired by Dr. Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann and Dr. Tricia McCabe who invite researchers to submit proposals for a 10 minute presentation to highlight the main concepts or ideas of their completed, preliminary and pilot work.

Scholarships

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 those 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 those who may not otherwise be able to attend the conference.

Applications for scholarships are now closed.

SPONSOR OR EXHIBIT

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The 2021 Apraxia Kids National Conference was held virtually.

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COMMUNITY TESTIMONIALS

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS

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.

National Conference Call for Papers

Apraxia Kids is excited to announce the opening of the Call for Papers for the 2022 National Conference, which will be held in-person in Las Vegas, NV July 7-9. The conference will include stand up presentations of various lengths, discussion panels, and posters. Topics include, but are not limited to: evidence based assessment and treatment of CAS across all ages, social aspects, education and academic challenges, co-occurring disorders and advanced topics. We are inviting all interested speakers (professionals (speech pathologists, researchers, and related professionals), students, and parents) to complete the two-part application process for their presentations by January 10, 2022. Please read through the information page to answer your questions about the submission process.

Registration and hotel information will be posted in January, 2022 with registration for the National Conference opening in March.

Presentation submissions due on January 24, 2022.

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Conference Schedule

This year’s National Conference has a variety of live and pre-recorded sessions from presenters across the globe, covering a range of topics for both parents and professionals. Because the conference is virtual this year, attendees will have the unique opportunity to view most sessions following the conference during the entire month of July.

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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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NATIONAL CONFERENCE FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Apraxia Kids National Conference

Conference FAQ

SCHOOL-BASED TRAINING

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 nationalconference@apraxia-kids.org.

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