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Apraxia Workshop – Salt Lake City, UT

This event is on March 28, 2014

University Guest House & Conference Center

150 South Fort Douglas Blvd., 84113

About this Event

A CASANA Workshop

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Differential Diagnosis & Evidence Based Treatment

Presented by Kathy Jakielski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

March 28, 2014

University of Utah
University Guest House & Conference Center
Officers Club – North Room
150  South Fort Douglas Blvd.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113

Course description

CAS is a complex disorder to diagnose and treat, and given its low prevalence, many SLPs have limited experience diagnosing and treating children with it. In this seminar, we will situate CAS in the larger clinical typology of speech sound disorders, as well as discuss the different clinical contexts in which CAS occurs in children. We will discuss how to conduct a differential diagnostic evaluation, given that the symptoms of CAS are system-wide. To help us interpret our assessment data, as well as to prepare us for intervention, we will review the acquisition of early typical vocal and verbal skills, including suprasegmentals. We also will discuss how to build phonetic complexity into the speech of children with CAS, and we will practice phonetic transcribing and developing goals based on phonetic complexity. We will review acquisition of motor skills and the cognitive motor-based principles that can affect motor skill development. Last, we will evaluate the research evidence for the three therapy approaches that specifically have been designed for and tested on children with CAS, including Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing, Rapid Syllable Transitions, and the Nuffield Centre Dyspraxia Programme.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe CAS as a motor speech disorder.
  • List the core, associated, and differential symptoms of CAS.
  • Develop complexity-based segmental and suprasegmental goals for children with CAS.
  • Discuss strengths and weaknesses of three intervention approaches designed specifically for children with CAS.

Timed Agenda

8:00 – 9:45 AM               Background Information, Speech Disorders Classification System, CAS as a Motor Speech Disorder, Contexts in Which CAS Occurs, Prevalence Estimates

9:45 – 10:00 AM              Break

10:00 – 12 Noon              Differential Diagnosis, Phonetic, Phonological, and Suprasegmental Inventories, Core Differential Symptoms of CAS, Associated Symptoms of CAS, Assessment Protocol

12 Noon – 1:00 PM          Lunch (on your own)

1:00  – 2:15 PM                     Typical Development, Hands-on Review of Sound System of English, Acquisition of Early Vocal and Verbal Skills, Acquisition of Phonetic Complexity, Hands-on Application of Phonetic, Complexity in Goal Setting

2:15 — 2:30 PM                     Break

2:30 – 3:45 PM                     Evidence-based Intervention Acquisition of Motor Skills, Principles of Cognitive Motor Learning, Three Intervention Approaches Designed for and Tested on CAS

3:45 – 4:15 PM                     Case Load Management for Children with CAS

4:15 – 4:30 PM                     Questions and Answers


To qualify for Early Bird Registration, registration form and fee must be postmarked no later than March 14, 2014.

Professional Early Bird                     $195   /  After 3/14   $210

Student Early Bird                            $155  /   After 3/14   $170

Parent Early Bird                             $155  /   After 3/14   $170

(Register online here)

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.

Confirmation:  Registrations will be confirmed by e-mail only.

ASHA Continuing Education Eligibility:  ASHA CE eligibility for professionals is dependent upon participant attendance. Therefore participants who do not attend the workshop in it’s entirety, sign attendance sheets and submit required paperwork will not be considered for ASHA Continuing Education Units. This workshop is not being offered for variable credit.

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.

Cancellation:  Paid registration fees will be refunded, less a $25 (USD) administration fee, with a written request postmarked no later than March 14, 2014. There will be no refunds after March 14, 2014. 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, 2014 Complaints should be directed to the CASANA Education Director at

Directions and Parking:  Directions to the facility and parking instructions will be included with registration confirmations.


Hampton Inn and Suites SLC/University ( 2.1 miles), 1345 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84108( 2.1 miles), 1-801-583-3500

Salt Lake City Marriott University Park (1.0 miles), 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, 1-801-581-1000

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


Links & Information

ASHA_CEUSCourse 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.

ASHA Continuing Education Credit – This course is offered for .7 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)




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Featured Speaker

Apraxia expert Kathy Jakielski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

kathyjakielski4Kathy J. Jakielski, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Florence C. and Dr. John E. Wertz Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She serves as Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has 27 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with severe speech impairment, including CAS. After receiving her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Jakielski worked clinically for nine years in a variety of settings, including a university clinic; public schools; Head Start; private practices; and acute, rehabilitation, and psychiatric hospitals, prior to returning to the University of Texas to pursue her doctorate in the area of early normal and disordered speech acquisition, with a focus on CAS. She completed her doctorate in 1998 and continues to conduct research on genetic bases, differential diagnosis, and intervention efficacy on children with childhood apraxia of speech. Dr. Jakielski has presented extensively and published her findings on CAS. She is a member of the CASANA Professional Advisory Board.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Jakielski is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.  She receives no compensation as a member of CASANA’s Professional Advisory Board.  Dr. Jakielski is a faculty member of CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS and is compensated for her participation in the training. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.