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DaveHammerHighResDavid Hammer – Vice President of Programs

Dave Hammer is the Vice President of Programs for Apraxia Kids.  As the only Speech Pathologist on staff, he oversees the many programs that Apraxia Kids offers including the Speech Tablet Program, Boot Camp Intensive Trainings, Live and On-demand Webinars, and the new Outreach Coordinator Program.  Prior to this position, Dave had 35 years of pediatric clinical experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA.  Dave received his Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh in 1979 after completing a Bachelor’s in Speech/Hearing Science and Psychology. Dave was a member of the ASHA AdHoc committee on CAS.  He has been invited to present over 300 workshops on childhood apraxia and speech sound disorders throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Dave is known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations. His passion at Apraxia Kids is helping children “find their voices” and families find the support services they desperately need. Outside of work, Dave enjoys reading, making music, walking, attending musicals and plays, and spending time traveling.

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