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Webinar: Dealing with Dysarthria & Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This event is on October 15, 2013 7:00pm

About this Event

About the Webinar:

In recent years, there has been increased awareness of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) as a pediatric motor speech disorder that affects planning and programming for speech production.  Motor impairment affecting execution of speech movements (dysarthria) in children is more often thought to be associated with other disorders, such as cerebral palsy, and has received less attention in the literature on pediatric speech sound disorders.  For children with severe speech sound disorders, it may be challenging to determine the relative contributions of linguistic versus motor impairment, and to differentiate problems of planning/programming from difficulty with execution of movements.  In addition to making an accurate diagnosis, treatment will need to be adjusted, depending on the degree to which different factors are involved. This session will discuss characteristics that overlap between apraxia and dysarthria, characteristics that differentiate the two disorders, and how intervention may be adapted when both types of motor impairment are present.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (USA)
(Note: There is an alternative date/time for this webinar on Friday, October 18, 2013)

Learning Objectives

1.  Participants will be able to identify characteristics that help to differentiate impairment in motor execution from motor planning/programming

2.  Participants will be able to explain how speech subsystems can be affected in children with dysarthria

3.  Participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of how principles of motor learning inform decision-making in treatment when a child has both apraxia and dysarthria

Timed Agenda

Minutes 1 – 15        Introduction and discussion of pediatric motor speech disorders

Minutes 15 – 50     Dysarthria:  speech subsystems and diagnostic characteristics

Minutes 50 – 80    Intervention for co-occurring CAS and dysarthria

Minutes 80 – 90    Questions and Discussion

Registration Information

Regular Registration: $35           Registration with ASHA CE’s: $50

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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.

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This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate level, Professional area)


Featured Speaker

Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

RuthStoeckelRuth 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 and is on the professional advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).  She edited 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 Speech, Language, and Hearing Research and Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Disclosure: 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. Dr. Stoeckel is also receiving compensation for this presentation. There are no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.