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WORKSHOP – Stamford, CT – Evidence-Based Practice for CAS: Diagnosis, Treatment and Support for Literacy Skills

This event is on April 22, 2016

About this Event

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April 22, 2016


University of Connecticut Conference Center
Multipurpose Room 108
20 Broad Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06901


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Course Abstract:

Is there a child on your caseload who has severe speech production challenges that leaves you scratching your head for new ideas and concerned about their readiness for school work? The diagnosis and treatment of children with CAS can be complex and challenging in any clinical setting, and children with severe speech sound disorder are at risk for later literacy challenges. The first step in developing appropriate treatment goals and building a comprehensive treatment plan is differential diagnosis. The next step is using a child’s progress in treatment to guide us in adapting intervention to meet their changing needs. This course will review recent research that can inform clinical decision-making for children with CAS. We will consider assessment procedures, including standardized tools and dynamic assessment. We will discuss Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cuing (DTTC) as an evidence-based approach to treatment. And we will review techniques for supporting literacy development in children who have severe speech sound disorder.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Interpret responses during assessment to support differential diagnosis in children with severe speech sound disorders.
  • Describe dynamic assessment and treatment techniques for children with severe speech sound disorders.
  • Describe motor-based versus phonological approaches to treatment.
  • Identify techniques to support emergent literacy and literacy skills.

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 – 9:00 AM – Current research and related evidence to support assessment procedures

9:20 – 10:00 AM – Using best available evidence for differential diagnosis

10:00 – 10:15 AM – Break

10:15 – 11:15 – Treatment approaches for CAS including Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cuing

11:15 – 12:00 Noon – Organizing and using assessment data to plan appropriate treatment goals

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 PM – Treatment: practice variables that will influence progress

1:45 – 2:30 PM – Treatment: manipulating practice variables to maximize progress

2:30 – 2:45 PM – Break

2:45 – 3:45 PM – Techniques for supporting emergent literacy and literacy

3:45 – 4:30 PM – Putting it all together: Collaborating with parents and others to enhance progress


How to Register:  Register by mail, phone or online with a credit card at Send completed registration form with payment to CASANA, 416 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor. Pittsburgh, PA 15209. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Make checks payable to CASANA. Call 412-923-3401 for more information.

Registration Fee Levels: To qualify for Early Bird Registration, registration form and fee must be postmarked no later than April 8, 2015.

Professional Early Bird $195 / After 4/8 $210
Student Early Bird $155 / After 4/8 $170
Parent Early Bird $155 / After 4/8 $170

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.

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 April 8, 2016. There will be no refunds after April 8, 2016. 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 May 15, 2016. Complaints should be directed to the CASANA Education Director at


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.

Directions and Parking:

Directions to the facility and parking instructions will be included with registration confirmations.


Courtyard Stamford Downtown
275 Summer Street
Stamford, CT (.1 mile from the venue)
(203) 358-8822

Hampton Inn and Suites
26 Mill River Street
Stamford, CT (.3 miles from the venue)

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Featured Speaker:

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Dr. Stoeckel is a speech-language pathologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She has worked as a clinician and independent consultant in schools, private practice, private rehabilitation agency, and clinic. Dr. Stoeckel is the author of ASHA web courses on diagnosis and treatment of CAS. She is on the professional advisory board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) and edited the curriculum for CASANA’s intensive training institute on CAS. Dr. Stoeckel has presented both nationally and internationally and has co-authored articles appearing in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research and Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

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. She will also receive compensation for this seminar. There are no other relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.