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Childhood Apraxia of Speech: An Intensive Training for the School-Based Therapist 2018

This event is on October 25, 2018

About this Event

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Dates and Times:

October 25 ‐ 27, 2018

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Overview of Training:

This 18.5 hour intensive, interactive training is designed specifically for school‐based therapists who service children diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech from preschool to high school. There are unique challenges that the school‐based therapist faces when dealing with this complex motor speech disorder. Focus will be primarily therapy‐based, with various methodologies highlighted and will include facilitation of parent home carryover strategies and support. Sessions will include video examples of children of all ages being treated by school based therapists to enhance learning and encourage group discussion. Practical therapy ideas that can be used on Monday morning will be shared. Additional topics will also include IEP writing, teacher collaboration, and management of concomitant diagnoses. Unique strategies for caseload management will also be discussed. State‐of‐the‐art technology approaches will be featured with research support described when applicable. The knowledge gained from this intensive learning experience will enable the school‐based therapist to become a resource for others in the surrounding school communities.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Outline the principles of motor learning that guide therapy for CAS.
  • Discuss target selection criteria and rationale for goal decision‐making.
  • List the most widely‐used therapy strategies available to treat children with CAS.
  • Describe the key ingredients in writing IEPs for children with CAS.
  • Describe effective caseload management strategies.
  • Discuss important collaboration factors that enhance therapy success.


  • A block of rooms has been reserved at the Conwell Inn on campus.  Participants who mention Apraxia Kids when they book will get a special rate for the nights of Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th.  There are a limited number of double rooms which can save money if participants would like to share a room.  Please call (215) 235-6200 to book your room.

Registration Information:

Registration rate: $500

This course is offered for 1.85 ASHA CEU’s (Advanced level, Professional area)

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Presenter Profiles:


Amy Krantz Finke M.S. CCC-SLP is an ASHA certified licensed speech-language pathologist based in Salt Lake City, UT.   Wearing many hats, she divides her work life between public schools, private practice, presentations, and work with the University of Utah.  She has over a decade of experience with specialty interests in severe speech sound disorders and fluency disorders.  Amy is Level I PROMPT trained and became Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech after attending Boot Camp in 2012.  In 2013, she co-lead the development of Primary Children’s Medical Center’s assessment and treatment guidelines for children with CAS.  She has presented throughout the country and has several webinars with Apraxia Kids.


Disclosure Statement:  Ms. Krantz is a graduate the Apraxia Kids Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.


Anne L. van Zelst, M.A. CCC-SLP is a pediatric, research speech-language pathologist (SLP) and third-year doctoral student at Temple University.  Her translational research focuses on speech motor learning and the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). As a pediatric SLP, Anne has worked in acute care, subacute care, rehabilitation, and early intervention. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, Anne was a school-based SLP for over ten years. She is a 2011 graduate of the Apraxia Kids Intensive Training Institute on CAS and is Apraxia Kids Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in CAS.


Disclosure Statement:  Ms. Van Zelst is a graduate of the Apraxia Kids Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.