Apraxia Diagnosis and Intervention in Adults

Apraxia Diagnosis and Intervention in Adults 

The diagnosis and treatment of apraxia is primarily done by speech-language pathologists. Therefore, it is critical for these professionals to understand this disorder, co-occurrence with aphasia and dysarthria, differential diagnosis, and treatment strategies.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional Area).

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


Approved for 0.50 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 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-ADIA
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define apraxia of speech and identify common characteristics.
Identify 5 or more appropriate intervention strategies for treatment of adult acquired apraxia of speech.
Discuss the typical co-existing disorders present in apraxia.
Describe key factors in differential diagnosis of apraxia, dysarthria, and aphasia.


Apraxia Diagnosis and Intervention in Adults

Apraxia of Speech

History and Definition



Knowledge Check

Clinical Characteristics for Diagnosis

Additional Clinical Characteristics


Types of Apraxia

Assessment of Apraxia

Oral Motor Mechanism Assessment

Language Assessment

Perceptual Speech Characteristics Assessment

AOS Versus Aphasia Assessment

AOS Versus Dysarthria Assessment

Knowledge Check

Considerations for Intervention

Treatment of Apraxia

Evidence Support


Integral Stimulation (IS): Articulatory-Kinematic

8 Step Continuum: Articulatory-Kinematic

Sound Production Treatment (SPT): Articulatory-Kinematic

PROMPT Articulatory-Kinematic

Knowledge Check

Rate/Rhythm Control

Pacing Techniques: Rate/Rhythm Control

Indirect Control: Rate/Rhythm Control

Intersystemic Reorganization

Gesturing Intersystemic Reorganization


Knowledge Check



Instructor: Jean Marie Lucarelli, MS, CC_SLP
Jean Marie Lucarelli is a licensed New Jersey Speech-Language Pathologist and holds an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from West Chester University and a Master's of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Marywood University where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society. Jean Marie has experience in providing speech and language services for clients with a wide range of diagnoses including Traumatic Brain Injuries, Cerebral Vascular Accidents (Strokes), Head and Neck Cancers , Cognitive Disorders including Dementia, and Neurological Degenerative Diseases, (e.g. Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis). She also has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia and swallowing difficulties. Disclosure: Jean Marie Lucarelli, MS, CC_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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