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Apraxia Workshop with Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Cleveland Ohio

This event is on October 10, 2014

About this Event

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October 10, 2014
Case Western Reserve University
Tinkham Veale University Center
Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Ballroom
11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Course Abstract:

Is there a child on your caseload whose speech production challenges are particularly severe, often baffling, and leave you scratching your head for new and effective ideas? The diagnosis and treatment of children with CAS is complex and challenging in any clinical setting, especially for those children who present with multiple issues. Realizing a differential diagnosis is essential for developing appropriate treatment goals, selecting stimuli and building a treatment plan. This course will examine recent research that will teach clinicians how to move forward with clinical decision making for children with CAS. Additionally we will consider assessment procedures, including standardized tools and dynamic assessment, but will focus heavily on applying recent research to the treatment of this perplexing disorder. Video examples will be used to show how recent research on intervention practices can inform clinical practice and treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpret responses during assessment to support differential diagnosis in children         with severe speech sound disorders.
  • Describe how dynamic assessment can contribute to assessment of speech sound disorders.
  • Identify specific approaches and techniques to treat CAS in children of different ages and/or ability levels.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of motor learning and how these principles inform decision-making in treatment.
  • Evaluate resources for evidence that inform clinical practice.

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.

Timed Agenda:

7:30 – 8:00 AM     Breakfast and Registration

8:00 – 9:20 AM     Current research and related evidence to support formal and informal assessment procedures

9:20 – 10:00 AM     Making a differential diagnosis supported by the best, currently available evidence

10:00 – 10:15 AM     Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM     Analyze  various treatment approaches for CAS using current evidence-based strategies

11:15 – 12 Noon     Organizing and using assessment data to plan appropriate treatment goals

12 Noon – 1:00 PM     Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM     Discuss the impact of frequency, intensity and other practice variables on treatment and how to incorporate these features into treatment

2:00 – 2:15 PM     Break

2:15 – 3:10 PM     Planning treatment sessions: treatment goals, stimulus selection, session organization, and building a treatment plan to maximize therapeutic progress.

3:10 – 3:50 PM     Demonstrate activities that will elicit multiple repetitions and facilitate retention and generalization.

3:50 – 4:30 PM     Documenting progress, adapting treatment over time

Registration Fee Levels:

Professional Early Bird                     $195   /  After 9/26   $210

Student Early Bird                            $155  /   After 9/26   $170

Parent Early Bird                             $155  /   After 9/26   $170

To qualify for Early Bird Registration, registration form and fee must be postmarked no later than September 26 2014.


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 September 26, 2014. There will be no refunds after September 26, 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 October 30, 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.


Courtyard Marriott ( .3 miles)

2021 Carnell Road, Cleveland, Ohio  44106


Double Tree by Hilton Tudor Arms (4.03 miles)

10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio,44106


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

Links & Information


This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEU’s (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.



Featured Speaker

Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.C., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and specializes in the assessment and intervention of children with apraxia of speech. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Stoeckel has delivered services to children in schools, outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation hospital settings.  She is often asked to render 2nd opinions on CAS diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment progress.  Dr. Stoeckel has presented lectures, workshops and advanced training on Childhood Apraxia of Speech on an international level, including the United States, Canada, and Australia.  Additionally, Dr. Stoeckel has authored and delivered numerous web-based courses focused on CAS.  She has co-authored articles on CAS assessment and treatment in numerous peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Stoeckel is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.

Disclosure Statement

Dr. Stoeckel 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. Stoeckel receives ongoing compensation for her participation in the production of the CASANA DVD “Early Speech-Language Issues and Late Literacy; Will Slow to Talk Mean Slow to Read?” Dr. Stoeckel also receives compensation for the development of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute curriculum, as well as her participation in the training as faculty member. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.