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WORKSHOP in Milwaukee, WI – Evidence-Based Practices for Severe Speech Sound Disorders, Including Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This event is on October 9, 2015 7:30am

About this Event

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October 9, 2015
New Berlin Banquet Center – North Banquet Hall
16000 W. Cleveland Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151


Course Abstract:

This presentation will focus on evidence-based practices related to differential diagnosis, assessment for treatment planning, and interventions for severe speech sound disorders (SSSDs) in children, with a primary focus on severe phonological disorders and childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). A comprehensive approach based on the ICF-CY (WHO, 2007) is taken in this session because although speech production problems are central to children with SSSDs, they frequently co-occur with equally significant and sometimes more or increasingly significant problems in overall communication, language and literacy. Therefore, developing strategies for addressing these various challenges as part of a comprehensive approach is key to successful management.  Numerous case-oriented exercises will be used to help participants

Learning Objectives:

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

  • List characteristics consistent with severe SSDs, including CAS, that can help with differential diagnosis.
  • Describe motor learning principles to use in effective intervention planning for both CAS and other severe SSDs.
  • Summarize recent research developments for interventions specific to CAS.
  • Create comprehensive treatment plans for children with severe SSDs across problem areas (communication, oral/written language, speech).

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 – 9:45 AM – Background on severe speech sound disorders

9:45 – 10:00 AM – Break

10:00 – 11:30 AM – Differential diagnosis and assessment for treatment planning

11:30 – 12:30 Noon – Lunch

12:30 – 2:15 PM – Treatment planning

2:15 – 2:30 PM – Break

2:30 – 4:00 PM – Group exercise in treatment planning


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 September 25, 2015.

Professional Early Bird $195 / After 9/25 $210
Student Early Bird $155 / After 9/25 $170
Parent Early Bird $155 / After 9/25 $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 September 25, 2015. There will be no refunds after September 25, 2015. 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 October 30, 2015. 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.


Brookfield Suites
1200 South Moorland Road, Brookfield, WO 53005
(262) 782-2900 (2 miles)

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
1250 S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 782-1400 (1.9 miles)

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Featured Speaker:

Rebecca McCauleyRebecca McCauley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at OSU. She is also an ASHA Fellow, Board-recognized specialist in Child Language and an associate editor of the American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. Since 2001, Dr. McCauley has authored or edited 5 books dealing with a variety of children’s communication disorders, including language disorders, stuttering, and ASD. Her most recent book, “Treatment of Language Disorders in Children” (2nd edition) is coedited with Marc Fey and Ronald Gillam and will be available in early 2016. She is co-author (with Edythe Strand) of the Dynamic Evaluation of Motor Speech Skill, a test useful for differential diagnosis of children with severe speech sound disorders, including CAS, and has begun work with Brazilian colleagues to develop an analogous test for Brazilian Portuguese.