Assessing Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Assessing Childhood Apraxia of Speech 

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a neurological speech sound disorder characterized by impaired precision and consistency of movements required for speech production. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play an important role in screening, evaluating, diagnosing, and treating children with CAS. This module outlines the components of evaluating and treating CAS, including how SLPs can work with the interdisciplinary team and caregivers to maximize client outcomes.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Relias LLC

Intermediate level; Professional Area Level

0.10 ASHA CEUs

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RTS-0-AAPPC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define apraxia of speech.
List at least three signs that warrant screening or evaluation for apraxia of speech in children.
Differentiate between signs of childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders.
Outline the key components of the patient history and evaluation of patients with apraxia of speech.
Describe at least one formal assessment tool recommended for apraxia of speech.
Describe the motor learning approach to childhood apraxia of speech treatment.


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: What Is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Overview of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Characteristics of CAS

Testing Indicators



Section 3: Evaluation of CAS

Articulation Screening

Case History

Informal Measures

Formal Assessments



Section 4: Analysis of Assessment

Differential Diagnosis

Treatment Methods and Recommendations

The SLP and the Interdisciplinary Team

Case Study: Jackson



Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributor




Exam and BrainSparks


Instructor: Ashley W. Downs, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ashley is a speech-language pathologist in NC who provides diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and cognitive disorders to both geriatric and pediatric populations across a variety of settings. She is licensed by the N.C. Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and has her national certification from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Ashley is passionate about empowering patients and caregivers to effectively communicate and supporting functional communication for all people. Disclosure: Ashley W. Downs, M.S., CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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