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Clinical Grand Rounds: Mixed Phonological Disorder / Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This event is on June 10, 2013 10:00am

About this Event

Identifying speech disorders in young children can be challenging, especially when speech disorders co-exist. This practical “clinical grand rounds” webinar will explore the case of a child in which both a phonological disorder and childhood apraxia of speech were identified. We will analyze his speech output at initial diagnosis and discuss how to determine the relative contribution of each of his underlying speech disorders to his overall communication disability so that treatment methods and initial treatment targets can be decided upon. At the end of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to explain a way to identify co-existing phonological/apraxia speech disorders.
  • Participants will be able to explain how to determine the relative contribution of co-existing speech disorders to the child’s overall communication disorder.
  • Participants will be able to discuss strategies for determining initial treatment targets and treatment methods for a child with a mixed phonological/apraxia speech disorder.

Register here for this webinar. Registration closes at midnight on Friday, June 7, 2013 US/EDT. (Note: This webinar is also offered on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Click here to be taken to the event page for that day.)

Links & Information

This is a “LIVE” webinar, meaning the speaker will be presenting the information in “real time” at the times listed. This is not a recorded webinar. Log-in information will be emailed to participants two times prior to the webinar time. It is the responsibility of participants to know what time to log-in given their own time zone. Participants should look for an e-mail from Education Director, Kathy Hennessy, in order to receive specific log-in instructions. Do not wait until a few minutes before the webinar to look for this information! If you cannot find it in your e-mail inbox, check your spam file. Please add to your e-mail contacts or address book so that the e-mail with log-in instructions does not go to your spam file. You will need to test your computer to assure it has system requirements for the webinar. Do not wait until moments before the webinar in order to test your computer’s system with the webinar software. Being prepared will lead to a better learning opportunity!

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Registration Information

Register for this webinar. Registration closes at midnight on Friday, June 7, 2013 US/EDT

Registration Rates:

Regular Registration: $35.00 per person (1.5 hours of instruction from 1 session; no CEU’s)

Professional Registration: $50.00 per person (1.5 hours of instruction from 1 session; ASHA CEU’s)

This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

[CASANA charges an additional fee of $15.00 for those professionals who want CASANA to process and submit continuing education information to ASHA. The additional fee is retained by CASANA and is not an ASHA fee. Also, please note that professionals must obtain an 80% on the final assessment to be eligible for CEU’s.]

Timed Agenda

10:00 – 10:20 AM – Initial assessment to identify co-existing speech disorders

10:20 – 10:40 AM – Data analysis to determine relative contribution of each speech disorder

10:40 – 11:00 AM – Determining treatments methods

11:00 – 11:15 AM – Determining initial target items

11:15 – 11:30 AM – Questions/Discussion


Contact Please contact Kathy Hennessy at

Featured Speaker

Sue Caspari, M.A., CCC-SLP

Sue Caspari, M.A., CCC/SLP, is a speech-language pathologist working in private practice in the Philadelphia area. Over the years, she has worked with children and adults with neurogenic speech and language disorders in early intervention, educational, and hospital settings, including the Mayo Clinic. In her current practice, she works primarily with, and as a consultant and advocate for, children with severe speech production disorders. She has advanced knowledge and experience in the areas of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and alternative and augmentative communication. Sue has published scholarly articles on CAS, conducts workshops on CAS, and speaks on CAS at national conferences such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) annual meeting. Sue is a professional advisory board member of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), an associate member of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and a member of ASHA’s Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders Special Interest Division; is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania; and holds a Pennsylvania teaching certificate for the speech and hearing impaired.

Disclosure: Sue Caspari, M.A., CCC-SLP, works in private practice in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Ms. Caspari 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. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.