Get Ready: An Overview of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

· November 19, 2021

Course Number: ABIO2123

When: Available December 3, 2021 – December 3, 2026

Where: Audio available once you register under “Course Content” at the bottom of this page.

Description: This session discussed important factors, signs, and symptoms of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). This session also explored evidence-based treatments from current research. The speakers discussed how COVID-19 has affected this population and shared resources that may help you.

Who This Course Is Good For:

  • Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professional that is licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs.
  • A professional who works with pediatric clients that have limited natural speech, speech development disorders, or Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
  • A speech-language pathologist (SLP) who wants to evidence-based techniques based on emerging research.

Who This Course Isn’t Good For:

  • Any professional who is not familiar with the terms Childhood Apraxia of Speech or related speech development disorders.
  • Any professional that does not currently work with any pediatric clients or plan to in the near future.


Venita Litvack, M.A, CCC-SLP

Venita is an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant in south Florida. She has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA and co-presented several ASHA CEU accredited courses. Venita co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.

Olivia Jensen, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Olivia Jensen is a speech pathologist practicing in Tucson, Arizona. She completed her master’s and doctorate degrees at Northwestern University. She currently practices in home health and private practice environments. In private practice, she treats both pediatrics and adults.

Disclosure Statements

Venita Litvack has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Speechie Side Up, LLC and Tassel Learning, LLC; royalties from the Lou Knows What to Do book series.

Venita Litvack has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.

Olivia Jensen has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: receives payment from The Speechie Side Up for this presentation, salaried employee at Speech Solutions Arizona and McColgan and Associates Inc., Savorease Affiliate.

Olivia Jensen has the following nonfinancial relationships to disclose: Dysphagia Outreach Project: PR/social media, Member of ASHA, Med SLP Collective, and Myo Membership.


Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity, participants will:
  • Identify three signs/symptoms of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).
  • Describe the causes of CAS.
  • Describe at least 3 methods research proves effective when treating CAS.
  • Explain 3 ways COVID-19 impacted therapy for this population.


10 minIntroductions and Backgrounds
14 minDescription of signs/symptoms and assessment tools for CAS
5 minDescription of causes of CAS
12 minDiscussion of evidence-based methods research proves effective when treating CAS
13 minDiscussion of how COVID-19 has affected therapy for this population
6 minDiscussion of helpful resources

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 2 Requirements
  • Course Certificate