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The Latest News, Events, and Information on or Related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech

March 7, 2013

Kinematic Changes in Jaw and Lip Control of Children with Cerebral Palsy Following Participation in a Motor-Speech (PROMPT) Intervention
A study using PROMPT Speech Therapy, a motor-speech intervention program, shows significant changes in specific movement characteristics of the jaw and lips, and positive changes to speech intelligibility in children with moderate-to-severe speech impairment associated with cerebral palsy. Informa Healthcare – Speech Language Pathology Journal

BPA May Affect the Developing Brain by Disrupting Gene Regulation
Recent research finds the impact of BPA in gene regulation and neurodevelopmental growth in infants. “These findings raise the question of whether BPA could contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders such as Rett syndrome, a severe autism spectrum disorder that is only found in girls and is characterized by mutations in the gene that produces MECP2.” – Duke Medicine News and Communications

Speech Disorder Challenging for Family
Four-year-old Tristan Tuokko of British Columbia is in the news for an iPad he received last year from CASANA and Silent Stars iPads for Apraxia Project. Since receiving the iPad, Tristan’s family has noticed an improvement in his communication skills and are giving back by organizing a Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech event in the community. Nanaimo News Bulletin

Should The R-Word Be Taboo? HuffPost Live

First Grade Math Skills Set Foundation for Later Math Ability NIH News National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – Published February 27, 2013

Songbirds’ Brains Coordinate Singing with Intricate Timing, Study Shows UChicagoNews – Published February 27, 2013, By William Harms

Researchers Find a Biological Marker For Dyslexia In Kids Time Magazine – Health & Family – Published February 20, 2013, By Alexandra Sifferlin

Families of Children with Apraxia of Speech to Receive iPads and Educational Scholarships
CASANA has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to support the iPads for Apraxia project, a program that provides children with apraxia iPads and protective cases, and scholarships to CASANA’s National Conference, an exclusive, three-day educational event for parents, researchers, and speech pathologists to learn about all aspects of childhood apraxia of speech. – Published March 4, 2013

CASANA Sponsors 2013 Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Symposium in Atlanta
On February 21-22, 2013 CASANA was honored to sponsor the 2013 Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Symposium at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. International CAS researchers, CASANA’s Board of Directors, Professional Advisory Board, and staff gathered to discuss the current state of the art in CAS research with emphasis on what the research may mean to identification, diagnosis and treatment for children with CAS. – Published March 7, 2013

New Apraxia-KIDS Website Revealed
The website has been redesigned to better provide our critical and expansive information on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – the largest collection in the world. Exciting new features include a fresh and dynamic web design with optimized graphics, user-friendly navigation, accessibility, clean page layouts with simple page elements for areas such as our Library, Events Calendar, and Apraxia-KIDS Store. This was made possible by funds raised in the Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech events. Click here to view the new website!

A Motor Speech Assessment for Children with Severe Speech Disorders: Reliability and Validity Evidence – Annotation of the Published Article

The Critical Encounter: Facilitating Positive Parent Adaptation to CAS – Published February 2013, By Colleen Miron, Ph.D.


March 15, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA Apraxia Workshop – Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Intervention for Related Issues – presented by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. As part of the workshop, there will be a child with apraxia present for a live demonstration.

April 4, 2013 – Staten Island, NY Apraxia 101: A Parent Seminar on Childhood Apraxia of Speech – presented by Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., CASANA Executive Director and Founder

April 13, 2013 – 4th Annual South Jersey Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

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