On February 21-22, 2013 CASANA was honored to sponsor the 2013 Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Symposium at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. International CAS researchers, CASANA’s Board of Directors, Professional Advisory Board, and staff gathered to discuss the current state of the art in CAS research with emphasis on what the research may mean to identification, diagnosis and treatment for children with CAS.
Main speakers and panels in the areas of Current Trends, Genetics, Diagnostic Markers, Neuroimaging, and Neuro-cognitive Behavioral CAS Research. During the course of the two days, researchers were able to network with one another, share ideas, and plan future collaborations on CAS research projects.
In the future, CASANA plans to provide an Executive Summary of the 2013 Research Symposium and to enable internet video viewing of the main section recordings so that other interested individuals worldwide will be able to benefit from the information shared. CASANA’s Board of Directors will use the discussions to evaluate its Apraxia Research Grant program and its future direction. The symposium was made possible by funds generated through the Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech.