Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Achieving Speech Outcomes Therapy-Rich and Video-Enhanced

August 18, 2017

This hands-on, practical, therapy-rich presentation will focus on strategies for therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech.  An overview of evaluation considerations and how they relate to therapy decision-making will be presented. The majority of the presentation will be intervention-based, with a wide range of therapy ideas described.  A multi-sensory approach to therapy will be detailed.  Extensive videos of children in therapy will be used to highlight strategies and suggestions for carryover outside of the therapy setting. 

Professional level for this presentation is Intermediate.

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List key differential diagnostic features for childhood apraxia of speech.
  • List effective multi-sensory therapy strategies for children with CAS.
  • Describe critical factors in early target selection.
  • Outline therapy activities for repetitive practice.
  • Describe how to enhance parent involvement and home carryover.

Texas Children's Hospital
Feigin Center
1102 Bates, 1st floor conference room
Houston, Texas 77030

Cost -  


Earned credits -  

This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate level, Professional area) 

ASHA CE Registry:

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA  CEU’s. ASHA  CE registry fees are paid by the participant  directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071, ext. 4219 for CE Registry fee subscription information.


Dave Hammer is the Director of Professional Development and Speech Services for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).  Prior to this position, Dave had 35 years of pediatric clinical experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA with specialty interests in childhood apraxia of speech and speech sound disorders.  He has been invited to present workshops on childhood apraxia and speech sound disorders throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.  Dave was a member of the ASHA AdHoc committee on childhood apraxia of speech.  He has been involved in the production of a number of apraxia-related DVD’s and an innovative children’s CD.  Dave is known for his practical and therapy-rich presentations.


8:00-9:15         Introduction /Diagnostic Considerations

9:15-10:15       Differential Diagnosis/Implications for Therapy

10:15 - 10:30   Break

10:30 -12:00    Multi-sensory Treatment Strategies

12:00-1:00       Lunch

1:00-2:15         Visual and Motor Cues/Prompts

2:15-2:30         Break

2:30-3:00         Repetitive Practice Activities

3:00-3:30         Home Carryover

3:30-4:00         Questions and Answers


Wyndham Medical Center
6800 Main
Houston, Texas 77030

Nightly rate: $105.00 (price varies based on room availability)


Contact: Jade LeBeauf


Angela Dumas