Earn 1 Hour of Continued Education

First Steps in Evaluating and Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech

This course reviews childhood Apraxia of speech. It explains who can diagnose and how to diagnose Apraxia in children. It also informs the listeners on writing goals and planning treatment. Earn 1 clock hour of continuing education credit (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
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This program has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. TSHA continuing education (CE) hours can be used toward renewal of your Texas SLP license (and most other states too) and for professional development hour(s) for the maintenance of your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Simply save your certificate of completion, these CE courses are not ASHA CEUs and will not be sent to the optional ASHA CEU registry. CLICK HERE to learn more about ASHA CUEs vs PDHs.

  Learner Objectives:

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to:
1. Learner will be able to define who can diagnose Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
2. Learner will be able identify what is required from the child in order to be diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
3. Learner will be able to summarize characteristics of appropriate goals for a client diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.


10 min: Introduction, bio, disclosures, learner objectives
5 min: Review of CAS
15 min: Diagnosing CAS
10 min: Evaluation
15 min: Developing a treatment plan
5 min: Summary, ”take away” points, closing


The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. Pep Talk Podcast, its host, and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during episodes unless otherwise stated. TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Michelle Andrews M.S. CCC-SLP

Founder and Managing Director of Pep Talk LLC
Michelle has been a speech-language pathologist since 2014. She has worked in the schools, private clinics, and home health. She started creating speech therapy materials for SLPs years ago and founded Pep Talk LLC. She discovered her passion for education and developed this continuing education podcast for SLPs everywhere. She desires to help SLPs feel confident and to produce the best treatment by increasing knowledge and skills.

Erin Gaul M.S. CCC-SLP

Guest Speaker
Erin is the owner and primary speech-language pathologist of your Speech Path, LLC in Lower Gwynedd Township, PA. While Erin is a multi-faceted SLP, treating an array of populations, her primary areas of focus have evolved and now provides expert, passionate treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and other Speech Sound Disorders (SSD). Erin has sought out extensive, professional, ongoing trainings in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) with renowned speech-language pathologists and experts. Erin is also listed in the Apraxia-Kids SLP directory for experienced, expert treatment of CAS.


Michelle Andrews’ financial disclosers: She has a Teachers pay Teachers, Boom Learning, and Teach with Medley store under Pep Talk LLC. She is also the founder and manager of Pep Talk and the Pep Talk Podcast. Teach with Medley Educational Games is a sponsor of this podcast.
Michelle Andrews’ non-financial disclosures: She has a stock participation plan with Teach with Medley Educational Games.
Erin Gaul’s financial disclosers include: No relevant financial disclosers
Erin Gaul’s non-financial disclosers include: No relevant non financial disclosers

References & Resources


The SLP’s Guide to Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Authors: Cari Ebert MS, CCC-SLP & Dave Hammer MA, CCC-SLP

Strand EA. Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing: A Treatment. Strategy for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2020 Feb 7;29(1):30-48. doi: 10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-0005. Epub. 2019 Dec 17. PMID: 31846588.

Fiori S, Pannek K, Podda I, et al. Neural Changes Induced by a Speech Motor Treatment in Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Case Series. Journal of Child Neurology. 2021;36(11):958-967. doi:10.1177/08830738211015800

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