Identifying Apraxia in the 0-3 Population: A Roadmap of Early Indicators

March 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides a roadmap for understanding how CAS may present in the 0-3 year population and what we can do about it. Davis, B.L., & Velleman, S.L. (2000). Differential diagnosis and treatment of developmental apraxia of speech in infants and toddlers. Infant-toddler intervention: the transdisciplinary journal. Highman, C., Overby, M., Leitão, S., Abbiati, C., […]
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Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Treatment Strategies and Cards

March 15, 2024 by Megan Berg.
Effective intervention for childhood apraxia of speech should include collaborative intervention across all of the child’s communication environments. This activity involving repetitive practice with articulatory movements and initial sounds of words is for parents, therapists, and educators who are seeking therapeutic activities to promote positive communicative interactions in the home, school, and clinic environments.
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Among Children with Autism: Narrative Review and Clinical Recommendations (2022)

May 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Research of treatment procedures for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and limited verbal ability is an often neglected area of study. Of the studies available, most focus on language skills, however, a subset of children with ASD also have speech impediments.This article was written to guide clinicians in their assessment and treatment of children […]
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Flowsheet to Assist in Differential Diagnosis of Apraxia in Early Language Learners

July 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This simple flowsheet is helpful for therapists to determine if apraxia is present, which is difficult to diagnose. Murray, E., Iuzzini-Seigel, J., Maas, E., Terband, H., & Ballard, K. J. (2021). Differential diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech compared to other speech sound disorders: A systematic review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30(1), 279–300. […]
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Improving Intelligibility in Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (2015)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Description of Search Methods: An online search was conducted on a variety of electronic databases to find scholarly articles best fit for this systematic review. The studies must have had subjects under nine years of age with a diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech (and no other developmental speech disorders), had results on intelligibility and […]
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Spring Themed Apraxia Activity

January 9, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This activity can be used to practice speech sounds with children who have childhood apraxia of speech, or other articulation errors or phonological processes.
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Speaking Rate and Pacing

January 6, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Children with articulation errors, phonological processes, speech/language delays, or apraxia of speech generally all benefit from using speech pacing techniques, which are used to improve speaking rate, and ultimately intelligibility. This handout provides some tips and strategies when working with a child who needs help with pacing his/her speech.
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Ice Cream Syllables

December 26, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Saying words with two or more syllables is challenging for children with articulation or phonological disorders, or apraxia of speech. This worksheet provides opportunity for practicing these words in therapy and at home.
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Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing for Apraxia

December 24, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout describes the use of DTTC by therapists address apraxia of speech in the pediatric population. The handout describes what DTTC is, how therapists incorporate it into therapy, and the principles of motor planning that make it successful.
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