Virtual Education Series

Apraxia Kids will be hosting a FREE Virtual Education Series beginning July 6th!

Newly recorded sessions and Zoom live presentations will be available for your convenience on this page through August 6th and will feature a variety of topics including CAS and comorbid issues, therapy, advocacy, and much, much more!

Join us to hear some of our popular conference speakers such as Dr. Edwin Maas, Dr. Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, and Dr. Ruth Stoeckel, just to name a few. The entire series will be available for your convenience on this page through the month of July.

Each session below has a designated track location where information and links will be available.
Scroll down to the tracks below:
New to CAS, Comorbidity, Therapy, & Hot Topics.

Starting July 3, each of the tracks will have links to newly recorded webinars, Zoom live sessions, as well as additional free information.

Links to the recordings of the Zoom Live sessions will be posted in the tracks 2 business days after the event.

Please explore each track to find opportunities to submit questions prior to the live sessions.

At this time, CEUs will not be offered for any sessions.  We will be working to determine which of the featured webinar presentations will become available for CEU’s later in the summer. Additional details will be shared at a later time along with any fees associated for continuing education.

2020 Virtual Education Series Complete Schedule

Live Zoom Sessions

Monday, July 6, 2020
Co-occurrence of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/Dyspraxia and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Presented by: Dr. Priscila Tamplain, Motor Neuroscience
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Track Location: Comorbidity

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Talking Advocacy with Four Parents
Presented by: Lou LaVecchia, Gary Fernando, Jeff Mills, and Michelle Leigh
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Track Location: Hot Topics 

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Connecting Parents to Apraxia Kids
Presented by: Amy Salera
7:00 PM – 7:40 PM EDT
Track Location: New to CAS

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Facebook Live Conversation with a Neuropsychologist and SLP
Presented by: Paul Beljan, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN and Lynn Carahaly, MA, CCC-SLP
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM EDT
Track Location: Comorbidity 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
I Wish Someone Had Told Me That
Presented by: Sarah Carmody, MS, CCC-SLP, Isabelle Démosthènes, M.P.O. reg. OOAQ, and Sandra Mamodhoussen
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Track Location: Therapy 

Thursday, July 16, 2020
CAS and Hearing Loss: Q & A
Presented by: Brittany Furnari, MS, CCC-SLP
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Track Location: Comorbidity 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Learning Disabilities & CAS for SLPS
Presented by: Paul Beljan, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN, Sara Bald, PsyD, and Lynn Carahaly, MA, CCC-SLP
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Track Location: Comorbidity

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Learning Disabilities & CAS for Families
Presented by: Paul Beljan, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN, Sara Bald, PsyD, and Lynn Carahaly, MA, CCC-SLP
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Track Location: Comorbidity

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Myth Busters: Bilingualism and CAS
Presented by: Dr. Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Track Location: Hot Topics

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Teletherapy and CAS

Presented by: Jennie Bjorem, MA, CCC-SLP
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Track Location: Therapy

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Beyond Touch: Integrating Teletherapy and PROMPT
Presented by: Marcus Neal, MS, CCC-SLP, PCI
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Track Location: Therapy 

Thursday, July 30, 2020
You Be You: Designing Therapy When There is More Than “Just” CAS
Presented by: Dr. Ruth Stoeckel, CCC-SLP
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Track Location: Therapy 

Recorded Sessions

Principles of Motor Learning and Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A (Hopefully) Gentle Introduction
Presented by: Dr. Edwin Maas
Session length: 70 minutes
Track Location: New to CAS

Tandem: A Different View of Apraxia
Presented by: Mary McLaurine, M.SP, CCC-SLP, Lisa Sheff OTR/L, and Amanda Drawbaugh, PT, DPT
Session length: 70 minutes
Track Location: Comorbidity 

Attention and Executive Functioning Deficits and Apraxia
Presented by: Paul Beljan, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN and Lynn Carahaly, MA, CCC-SLP
Session length: 140 minutes
Track Location: Comorbidity  

Advocating for Your Child
Presented by: Sarah Bald, PsyD
Session length: 70 minutes
Track Location: Hot Topics 

Thinking about Literacy: Vocabulary and Spoken Word Knowledge in Preschool and Kindergarten
Presented by: Lyndsay Bourdeau, MSc.-SLP and Lisa Kohel, R. SLP
Session Length: 70 minutes
Track Location: Comorbidity 

Practical Tips for Diagnosing and Treating Children with CAS and ASD
Presented by: Molly Beiting, MA, CCC-SLP, PhD candidate
Session length: 60 minutes
Track Location: Comorbidity 

Fine and Gross Motor Abilities in Children with CAS
Presented by: Dr. Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel, CCC-SLP
Session length: 30 minutes
Track Location: Comorbidity 

Taking Advantage of All Those Teachable Moments: Speech Therapy at Home for Young Children with CAS
Presented by: Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman, MA, CCC-SLP and Angela Muis, BA, SLP-A
Session length: 50 minutes
Track Location: Therapy 

Playing Around with CAS: Techniques for Choosing Therapy Targets and Activities for Children with Emerging Speech
Presented by: Dr. Karen Chenausky, CCC-SLP and Dr. Shelley Velleman, ASHA Fellow, NAP Fellow
Session length: 50 minutes
Track Location: Therapy 

Refreshing Your Therapy Routine For School-Aged Children With CAS: A New Look at Meaningful and Fun Strategies and Activities
Presented by: Amanda Zimmerman, MA, CCC-SLP
Session length: 90 minutes
Track Location: Therapy

Supporting Literacy In Children With Childhood Apraxia Of Speech: Techniques For Clinicians And Parents
Presented by: Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP
Session length: 90 minutes
Track Location: Comorbidity

Working with Bilingual Children Who Have Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Presented by: Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, PhD, CCC-SLP
Session length: 90 minutes
Track Location: Hot Topics

Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Hearing Loss
Presented by: Brittany Furnari, MS, CCC-SLP
Session length: 50 minutes
Track Location: Comorbidity

Virtual Education Series Tracks

New to CAS

Are you the parent of a child who is newly diagnosed with, or suspected of, having childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)? Are you a speech pathologist who recently started working with a child with CAS? These sessions are designed for you to learn the basics of therapy for a child with motor planning challenges, including principles of motor learning from expert clinicians. You will also learn more about the resources available on the Apraxia Kids website from a parent who is on her journey with her son with CAS.

New to CAS Track

Comorbidity

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) only occurs in roughly 1% of the population and more often than not, other issues are also diagnosed at some point including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), fine and gross motor difficulties, learning disorders, literacy difficulties, and hearing loss. These sessions are for both families and professionals and provide a more in-depth look at these co-occurring challenges that our children and families deal with and the importance of looking at the whole child during evaluation and treatment.

Comorbidity Track

Therapy

Research has shown that therapy for children with CAS needs to be grounded in the principles of motor learning and requires specific considerations for target selection, strategies, and a hierarchy of learning. These sessions will discuss specific strategies for families and professionals including home practice, facilitating communication in everyday activities, telepractice, and therapy strategies that therapists use with children with CAS.

Therapy Track

Hot Topics

There are many issues around childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and these sessions will present helpful information on two topics: bilingualism and advocacy. Join a live discussion on treatment for bilingualism and CAS with an expert on the topic. You can also view an additional free webinar by the same presenter and read a related article. For information on advocacy, you can see a webinar, read articles, and then join a discussion with four parents on their journey of advocating for their apraxia star.

Hot Topics Track