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Philadelphia Area Parent Seminar 6:00 PM : Understanding Executive Function Skills & Children with Apraxia

This event is on October 10, 2013

Gary Hall, Room 10A - Villanova University

800 E. Lancaster Avenue, 19087

About this Event

Understanding Executive Function Skills & Children with Apraxia

Thursday evening, October 10, 2013

Executive Function Skills

Speaker: Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Children with apraxia are at increased risk for academic difficulties. Developing skills for planning, initiating and completing tasks can help them to be more successful at getting things done at school, at home, and at work. We can start to teach Executive Function skills at a young age, extending the skill set to include different tasks as the child grows and matures. This session will include basic information about Executive Function skills, how they can be applied to tasks for different ages, and how they may apply specifically to children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

NOTE:  This seminar is for parents and caregivers.  There is no cost, however, all parents who wish to attend must register.  Space is limited.

 Many thanks to all organizers, participants and donors of the Walk for Children with Apraxia in Philadelphia last year! They have made this free seminar for area parents possible!

For more information or questions, please contact Kathy Hennessy at

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5:30 PM – Onsite check in and light snacks
6:00 PM – Seminar begins
8:30 PM – Seminar ends

Featured Speaker

Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a clinical speech-language pathologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  She has experience working as a clinician and independent consultant in schools, private practice, private rehabilitation agency, and clinical settings. Dr. Stoeckel is the author of ASHA web courses on diagnosis and treatment of CAS. She is on the CASANA Professional Advisory Board and authored the curriculum for CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS. Dr. Stoeckel has presented both nationally and internationally and has co-authored articles on the topics of CAS and literacy for journals including the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.