Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech in the EI Population

· June 3, 2023

Course Number: ABIO2318

When: Available June 26, 2023 – June 26, 2028.

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

Description: In this course, we will learn how to effectively treat suspected childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) by describing two treatment approaches and identifying two motor-based strategies. We define the principles of motor learning and explore the benefits of using drills in intervention. We also explore treatment guidelines, identify top motor-based approaches, and offer evidence-based treatment of CAS.

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.
  • A speech-language pathologist (SLP) who works in an early intervention setting.
  • A speech-language pathologist (SLP) who works using teletherapy.
  • A professional, educator or teacher who work with children pediatric clients with CAS.
  • Parents or caregivers of children with CAS.
  • Researchers and academics in the field of speech-language pathology and related fields.

Who This Course Isn’t Good For:

  • Any professional that does not currently work with any pediatric clients or plan to in the near future.
  • Highly experienced professionals with advanced training in childhood apraxia of speech and motor-based approaches.
  • Individuals seeking information or training on other speech or language disorders, as this course specifically focuses on childhood apraxia of speech and motor-based approaches.



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.


Suzanne Aldrich, M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed speech-language pathologist with more than ten years of experience. She specializes in speech sound disorders, such as articulation disorders, phonological disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech, as well as language delays and disorders in the birth-preschool population. Suzanne has received training in PROMPT therapy and the DTTC approach for childhood apraxia of speech. She adopts a child-centered and play-based therapy style in her practice.

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 nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.

Suzanne Aldrich has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Suzanne is the instructor of a course about treating speech sound disorders in the early intervention population and receives a speaking fee for this presentation. She creates, designs, and sells digital products on,, and and profits from these sales. She has acted as an affiliate and received commissions for other courses and conferences related to early development, early intervention, and speech-language pathology. Suzanne maintains an Amazon storefront where she curates and promotes materials that can be used in speech therapy; she receives a small commission from some of the sales.

Suzanne Aldrich has the following nonfinancial relationships to disclose: She contributes educational content to websites and social media accounts (free and paid). She has appeared as a guest on education and speech-language pathology podcasts.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity, participants will:
  • Describe 2 ways to treat CAS
  • Identify 2 motor-based approaches
  • Define principles of motor learning
  • Describe the benefits of using drills


5 minIntroductions and Backgrounds
10 minTreatment Guidelines for suspected CAS
10 minMotor-based approaches
15 minPrinciples of motor learning
10 minTops tips for treating suspected CAS
10 minDiscussion of helpful resources

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