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A CASANA Live Webinar:

Dealing with Dysarthria & Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Presented by Apraxia expert Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP of the Mayo Clinic

(ASHA CEUs are available for this educational event)

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In recent years, there has been increased awareness of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) as a pediatric motor speech disorder that affects planning and programming for speech production.  Motor impairment affecting the execution of speech movements (dysarthria) in children is more often associated with other disorders, such as cerebral palsy, has received less attention, yet, can seriously impact speech sound production.

For children with severe speech sound disorders, it may be challenging to SLPs to determine the relative contributions of linguistic versus motor impairment, and to differentiate problems of planning/programming from difficulty with execution of movements.  In addition to making an accurate diagnosis, treatment will need to be adjusted, depending on the degree to which different factors are involved. This session will discuss overlapping characteristics between apraxia and dysarthria, characteristics that differentiate the two disorders, and how therapy intervention can be adapted when both apraxia and dysarthria are present.

Webinar Dates and Times:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM US/EDT – Click here to read more

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM US/EDT – Click here to read more