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CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Achieving Speech Outcomes

This event is on January 18, 2013 8:00am

The Citadel

69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina, 29403

About this Event

This hands-on, practical, therapy-rich presentation will focus on strategies for therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech. An overview of evaluation considerations and how they relate to therapy decision-making will be presented. The majority of the presentation will be intervention-based, with a wide range of therapy ideas described. A multi-sensory approach to therapy will be detailed. Extensive videos of children in therapy will be used to highlight strategies and suggestions for carryover outside of the therapy setting. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List key differential diagnostic features for childhood apraxia of speech.
  • Identify principles of motor learning that guide therapy decisions.
  • List effective multi-sensory therapy strategies for children with CAS.
  • Outline therapy activities for repetitive practice.
  • Describe how to enhance parent involvement and home.

Register Online (Early-Bird Registration ends January 4, 2013)

About David Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Time Agenda

8:00–9:00 AM– Introduction / Evaluation Considerations

9:00–9:45 AM– Differential Diagnosis / Implications for Therapy

9:45–10:00 AM– Break

10:00–10:45 AM– Multi-sensory Treatment Strategies

10:45–11:45 AM– Visual and Motor Cues/ Prompts

11:45 AM–12:30 PM– Lunch

12:30–1:45 PM– Repetitive Practice Activities

1:45–2:00 PM– Break

2:00–3:00 PM– Strategies to Enhance Therapy Motivation

3:00–3:30 PM– Home Carryover Strategies

3:30–4:00 PM– Outcomes / Questions & Answers


The Citadel  Holliday Alumni Center – Media Room

69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

How to Register

Register by mail, phone or online with a credit card. Send completed registration form with payment to CASANA, 416 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor. Pittsburgh, PA 15209. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Make checks payable to CASANA. Call 412-923-3401 for more information.

Registration Fee Levels

Professional Early Bird $195 / After 1/4 $210 Student Early Bird $155 / After 1/4 $170 Parent Early Bird $155 / After 1/4 $170 To qualify for Early Bird Registration, registration form and fee must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2012.

Group Rates

Professional Group Rate of 5 or more registrations $155 each. Please copy registration form as many times as needed and mail group registrations in the same envelope.


Registrations will be confirmed by email.

Course Level

Intermediate/Professional Area. Participants are expected to have some prior academic and/or clinical experience with children with severe speech disorders. Families are most welcome at the workshop with the understanding that the level of presentation will be at the intermediate professional level.

This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
ASHA CE Registry

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEU’s. ASHA CE registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071, ext. 4219 for CE Registry fee subscription information.

Registration Fee Includes:

    • Coffee, Tea, Juice, and Continental Breakfast.
    • A handout prepared by the speaker specifically for the program.
    • Certificate of Attendance verifying successful completion of the course.
    • ASHA CEU submission.
    • Registration Fee does not include lunch.


Paid registration fees will be refunded, less a $25 administration fee, with a written request postmarked no later than January 4, 2013. There will be no refunds after January 4, 2013. CASANA reserves the right to cancel this workshop with due cause and refund in full. In the event that this workshop is cancelled by CASANA, full refunds of paid registrations will be made on or before April 15, 2013. Complaints should be directed to the CASANA Education Director at

Directions and Parking

Directions to the facility and parking information will be included with registration confirmations.


Courtyard Charleston Waterfront 35 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, South Carolina 29401 (.4 miles) Phone: (843) 722-7229 Hampton Inn Charleston – Historic District 345 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29403 (1.3 miles) Phone: (843) 723-4000


If space allows, walk-ins are welcome. However, it is not guaranteed that space will be available.


Contact Kathy Hennessy at or call 412-923-3401.

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Featured Speaker

David Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP

David Hammer is the Manager of Outpatient Speech and Language Services at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, PA. He has over 30 years of pediatric clinical experience, with specialty interests in childhood apraxia of speech and severe articulation/phonological disorders. Dave has been invited to present workshops on apraxia of speech throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. He is a member of the CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America) Advisory Council. Dave was a member of the ASHA AdHoc committee on childhood apraxia of speech. He has been involved in the production of a number of apraxia-related DVD’s and an innovative children’s CD. Dave is known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations.

Disclosure Statement
David W. Hammer, MA, CCC-SLP is the Manager of Outpatient Speech and Language Services at the Children’s Hopsital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, PA.

Disclosure: Mr. Hammer is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.  He receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board.

Mr. Hammer receives ongoing compensation for his participation in the production of the CASANA DVD “Treatment Strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech” and for the CASANA CD “Time to Sing.” Mr. Hammer also acts as the ASHA CE Consultant for CASANA and receives ongoing compensation for his assistance.  There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.