Intensive Training

Few hands-on training opportunities to specialize in a particular diagnosis exist in the field of speech-language pathology. Intensive Training opportunities offered by Apraxia Kids, such as our Apraxia Boot Camp, are in-depth, in-person learning experience to take your knowledge of childhood apraxia of speech to the next level.


Apraxia Boot Camp is an intensive 4-day advanced training program. Apraxia Boot Camp was designed to strategically identify and intensively train qualified speech-language pathologists in order to boost their clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).


In 2020, we will be hosting Boot Camps in the US and Canada.

The application deadline for 2020 U.S. and Canadian Boot Camps has passed.

The U.S. Boot Camp is in partnership with the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University and will occur August 4-8, 2020.

The instructors for this training are:
Pooja Aggarwal MS CCC SLP
Julie Case, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Laura Moorer, MA CCC SLP
Sue Caspari, MA CCC SLP

The Canada Boot Camp is in partnership with Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and will occur August 3-7, 2020.

The instructors for this training are:
Brooke Rea MClSc,SLP (C)
Lynn Smith MSLP
Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Who is the ideal candidate for Apraxia Boot Camp?

The ideal candidate is an SLP with 5 year’s experience, who has seen a fair share of children with apraxia of speech and feels reasonable successful with clients from this population. Apraxia Boot Camp graduates are committed to maintaining an ongoing relationship with Apraxia Kids and making a difference in their communities. A full list of candidate requirements can be found on the Apraxia Boot Camp application.

What has been the impact of Apraxia Boot Camp?

Over 100 speech-language pathologists in the US and Canada have been trained through Apraxia Boot Camp. These graduates have gone on to educate other SLPs in their communities, organize Walk for Apraxia or other fundraising events, speak at our National Conference, and present On-Demand Webinars on advanced topics.

What makes Apraxia Boot Camp different than other training opportunities?

Unlike other training opportunities, Apraxia Boot Camp has a 6-month mentorship following the training where participants can receive feedback on their case study. Such mentorship is rare to find without additional cost.


What do past graduates say about their experience attending boot camp?

Apraxia Kids is the only source of intensive apraxia of speech education for speech-language pathologists. With your support, we can provide our one-of-a-kind training to more speech therapists across the country.

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