National Conference FAQ

Apraxia Kids National Conference FAQs

What is the price to attend the In-Person National Conference?

Parents/Caregivers/Community Members – $300

Professionals – $385

Professional Group Rate – $300
(3 or more from the same business)

Professional Virtual Group Rate – $90
(3 or more from the same business)

Students – $150
(undergraduate or graduate students studying communications disorders, audiology, hearing)

Will there be any recordings of conference sessions available after the National Conference?

Yes, there will be a select set of recordings that will be available virtually to all In-Person Conference attendees at no additional cost. These recordings will be available once the conference opens on July 7th. If you are unable to attend the In-Person National Conference, you may register for access to pre-recorded sessions. Set price is dependent on the number of CEU hours available each year.

Virtual Recordings only registration – $100

Do I have to register and pay to attend the conference?

Yes. Conference registration is required in order to attend conference sessions and events associated with the National Conference. Your registration includes all sessions (in-person and virtual), the opening reception Thursday evening along with breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday.

When are speakers announced?

The full schedule and registration information will be available by visiting:

When and how will I register for sessions?

You can now register by visiting to view the conference program book and choose sessions prior to completing the registration form and paying the fee.

When is the deadline to register for the conference?

Registration for the National Conference will close on June 30. We encourage you to register at your earliest convenience as we anticipate sessions will fill up quickly.

Will I need to choose my sessions?

When you register, you will need to choose which sessions you will attend, as seat availability in each session is limited. A complete conference schedule with session descriptions is now available on our website at:

Does the registration fee cover more than one person’s attendance?

Each registration is for one person. One possibility for parents/caregivers is to share one nametag. In other words, you and your partner can take turns attending sessions by trading off a shared nametag. You would not be able to attend together since an official nametag is required to enter conference session rooms.

If my partner and I are sharing a nametag, can we both attend breakfast & lunch?

No. Meals are associated with a nametag and cannot be shared. You must have your shared nametag on in order to enter the dining area.

Are group rates available for professionals?

Yes, group rates are available! You can register for a group rate directly through the registration website with groups of 3 or more professionals that are within the same agency, practice, or school district. Please note that all tickets must be purchased in one transaction for the whole group. A code will be distributed to the purchaser so that each professional can go online and register themselves and select their sessions.

Is there a group rate for accessing the virtual recordings?

Virtual group rates are also directly through the registration website with groups of 3 or more professionals that are within the same agency, practice, or school district.

Does my registration include travel and hotel costs?

The conference registration includes your admission to the conference sessions, access to conference materials, an opening reception, and breakfast & lunch for two days. You must make and pay for your own hotel reservations and travel arrangements.

Why do I have to pay to attend?

Registration fees help pay for the costs associated with a conference of this scale, including providing necessary spaces, breakfast and lunch for registrants, and offering the highest caliber of speakers. We have surveyed other similar conferences and our registration fees are relatively modest compared with other large national conferences. Feedback from previous conferences tells us that many parents and professionals found it well worth the cost for what they had learned.

Can my children attend with me?

The National Conference is primarily designed to be an educational event for families and professionals.  Some families opt to bring their children, however there are no specific activities organized by Apraxia Kids at the conference for children. Apraxia Kids also understands the difficulty of arranging for childcare for children with special needs, but unfortunately, children are not permitted to attend conference sessions so that parents and professionals may focus on what is being taught. The only exceptions are nursing infants under one year of age. However, if an infant begins to fuss or cry, it is expected that the caregiver will take the infant out of the conference session until he/she is quiet again. Parents of infants who do not follow this guideline will be asked to leave the conference session so as not to be disruptive to others.

How can I best prepare for attending my first Apraxia Kids conference?

We recommend watching the following 3 videos to familiarize yourself with basic information and terminology that you might hear at the conference.  

Bring a notebook, comfortable shoes, water bottle, and sweater/jacket to wear inside the hotel. Get involved by talking to other families/professionals during lunch and breakfast, sign up for the SLP-Is-In Booth, or join a topic table at lunch on Friday to meet others.

Are there other ways to discuss apraxia-related topics if there is no session on a topic?

On Friday, July 7 we will set up “topic tables” during lunch time. Each table will be marked with a sign indicating a specific geographic area that attendees are from. You can then choose a table that fits your current geographic area or one you are considering moving to, in hopes of meeting others near you and discussing topics of interest to the group. Apraxia Kids appreciates hearing any feedback you may have on sessions you would like to see at future conferences.

Which meals are included in my registration?

You will receive breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday as part of your registration.  We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Are there discounted hotel rates?

Yes, a block of rooms is now available at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel with the discounted rate of $199.00 per night. Please book your group rate for Apraxia Kids National Conference now as we expect the reserved room block to sell out!

Is parking available at the conference?

Yes. Self-parking is available and discounted to $10.00 a day.  

Can I have my child evaluated at the conference?

Unfortunately, there is not an opportunity for evaluations at our conference. You can visit our searchable  Speech-Language Pathologist Directory ( to find a specialist near you who could conduct an evaluation.

How will I receive handouts?

Prior to the conference, participants will receive an email with a link to download the handouts. It is the participant’s responsibility to bring handouts to the conference, either printed or in electronic format. Printing may not be available at the hotel, so arrangements should be made prior to traveling.

Will continuing education credits be available for members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) who attend the conference?

Yes. Provided participants comply with all requirements, ASHA members are eligible for Apraxia Kids to file their ASHA CEUs for attending the conference based on the sessions attended both in-person and virtually. Professionals need to provide their ASHA number during registration and will need to complete online surveys for each session attended for both in-person and online sessions. CEUs will be filed with ASHA within 45 days of the end of the conference. A Certificate of Attendance for the in-person conference will be available for those who track their own CEUs after the in-person conference has ended. Certificates of Attendance will also be available when you complete the survey for each virtual session. There will be 15 hours of continuing education available for the in-person conference and an additional 26 hours of CEUs in virtual offerings through July 31. Included in these numbers are 2 hours of Ethics CEUs and 12 hours of DEI CEUs during the in-person conference. There will be 6.5 hours of DEI CEUs available during the virtual conference.

Can I receive continuing education credits for a professional organization that is not ASHA?

It depends. All attendees of the conference will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Several professional organizations other than ASHA will accept certificates of attendance from Apraxia Kids as proof of attendance and will offer continuing education credits to its members. You will have to check with your own professional organization in order to determine if this applies to you.

Am I able to switch sessions after I complete my registration?

If you wish to change your session choices for the conference after you have completed registration, please email for more information.

What do I do if I am really interested in a session that is full?

If you would like to be added to a waitlist for a session that is currently full, please email

What is the SLP-Is-In Booth?

The SLP-Is-In Booth provides an opportunity for parents and therapists to get advice and guidance from an apraxia specialist during scheduled times at the National Conference. Details regarding sign-up will be shared in June to all registered participants.

I would like to donate to support the mission of Apraxia Kids. How can I do that?

Please click here to make a donation to Apraxia Kids. You may also donate money when you complete the registration form.

I would like to become more involved/volunteer at the conference. How can I connect with someone from the organization?

Please email or contact our office at 412-785-7072.

What is the refund policy for the 2023 Apraxia Kids National Conference?

If you find that you cannot attend the conference after registering, please note our refund policy below. 

  • A full refund will be provided upon request until April 30th.
  • Partial Refunds will be provided May 1 –  May 31st
    • Conference registration less a $50 processing fee for general and professional registration
    • Conference registration less a $20 processing fee for student registration
  • No refunds will be provided after May 31, 2023.  In person attendees will receive access to the Virtual recordings
Can I order a t-shirt for the National Conference?

The deadline for ordering the official 2023 National Conference T-Shirt is May 19, 2023 as part of registration.  We will have a limited supply available at the in-person conference for sale if you do not order one before the May 19th deadline.

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