Speech Tablets for Apraxia Eligibility Requirements


  • Child must be between the ages of 2 years 6 months (hereafter referred to as 2.5) and 18 years of age and a resident of the United States or Canada at the time the application is filled out.
  • Child must have a diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or suspected childhood apraxia of speech (sCAS) from a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and currently be in speech therapy.
  • Child’s family must meet financial requirements for adjusted gross family annual income (below).
  • Parent or legal guardian must fully complete the program application.
  • Child’s CURRENT speech-language pathologist (SLP) who is appropriately licensed/certified for their state/province must:
      1. Complete an online questionnaire
      2. Submit a speech-language evaluation report, or current detailed therapy summary which substantiates that the child has CAS or sCAS.
        • NOTE: Evaluations more than one year old for children ages 2.5-6 and evaluations more than two years old for children ages 7-18 will not be accepted. Therapy summaries must be dated within 3 months of the date the application is filled out.
        • If you are a family living in Ontario or Prince Edward Island:
          1. A report from your child’s SLP indicating characteristics of apraxia without an official diagnosis is acceptable.
          2. A letter from a physician indicating a diagnosis of apraxia is acceptable
  • All required information must be submitted by the previously mentioned deadline.

Financial Eligibility Information

Applicants will be asked to report annual adjusted gross income from 2022 taxes and to estimate annual adjusted gross income for 2023. If there has been a significant change between the two years’ incomes, the applicant will be asked to describe the reason for the change. In addition, the applicant will be asked to describe their reasons for applying for a free iPad from Apraxia Kids and what has been done previously to obtain a tablet for their child. No proof of income will be required to be submitted with this application.

Household Size US Dollars Canadian Dollars
2 $69,170 or less $94,338 or less
3 $80,761 or less $110,147 or less
4 $83,783 or less $114,268or less
5 $86,619 or less $118,136 or less
6 $85,367 or less $116,429 or less
7+ $90,153 or less $122,956 or less

Priority Areas

Each year, we receive more applications than available funds, and thus we must have priorities that we consider when all other factors are equal.

Priority factors in selection include:

  • Children with severe apraxia
  • CAS is the primary reason for communication impairment
  • Tablet is to be used as the child’s primary communication tool

Children who do not meet these priorities may still apply and be selected. However, when all other factors are equal, the selection committee will rely on our priority areas above in the selection process. The decisions of the selection committee are final.


Tablet Option

The Speech Tablet that will be awarded during this application process is an iPad with protective case.  No apps will be provided with the iPad.  Please consult your child’s speech-language pathologist for recommendations on apps that best meet your child’s needs. You can also find ideas for apps on our website through our Free App Guide here: https://www.apraxia-kids.org/apraxia_kids_library/apps-for-kids-with-apraxia/


About Your Questions

If you have questions regarding this application, please read the Frequently Asked Questions provided on our website. Due to the expected volume of applicants and our small staff, we are not accepting any phone calls regarding applications.

If you have a question that is not answered by reading the application information or Frequently Asked Questions, you may email this address: speechtablets@apraxia-kids.org

The above email address is the only address to which you may send questions regarding the application. Emails sent to other email addresses will not be answered. Postings on social media will also not be answered. Questions that are already answered on our website will not be answered again. Please read the information fully.