Treatment Strategies for Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech

3-hour Self-Study Video Course

Course Summary

Establishing a treatment plan based on the principles of motor learning is essential when working with minimally verbal young children with suspected childhood apraxia of speech (sCAS). Traditional language stimulation techniques such as self-talk, parallel talk, and sentence expansion will not support the development of motor speech planning skills in children with apraxia. 10 motor speech goals are outlined in this course along with a variety of effective strategies and activities to enhance repetitive speech practice in toddlers and preschool age children with CAS/sCAS. 

Learning Outcomes:  

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Explain how speech therapy based on the principles of motor learning differs from traditional speech-language therapy approaches that are typically utilized with toddlers and preschoolers.
  2. Outline 10 speech motor planning goals for use with minimally verbal young children.
  3. List examples of play-based activities that facilitate repetitive speech practice without flash cards or drill work.

Timed Agenda:          

Minutes 1-10   Getting parents and caregivers involved

Minutes 11-15   Prognostic indicators

Minutes 16-40  Motor based therapy approach

Minutes 41-100  Tools for success when treating suspected CAS

Minutes 101-160 Targeted motor speech goals for minimally verbal children with suspected CAS

Minutes 161-170  Motor planning goals for the older more verbal child

Minutes 171-180 Teletherapy and CAS

Meet the Speaker

Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP is a pediatric speech-language pathologist in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1993 and her master’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995. Cari is a therapist, consultant, author, product developer, and nationally recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most—TALK! She specializes in autism, apraxia, and early intervention. Cari’s son has dual diagnoses of autism and apraxia, allowing her to engage audiences both as a professional and as a parent of a neurodivergent child. In 2018, Cari co-authored a book with Dave Hammer titled, The SLP’s Guide to Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech. In 2020, she published a book on autism titled, The Learning to Learn Program. Visit to browse Cari’s wide variety of speech therapy and early intervention products.  

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cari is co-author of the book, The SLP’s Guide to Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech and she is the creator of a variety of speech therapy products including Cari’s Silly Sounds, Animal Vowels, Talking Letters, Apraxia FAQs, and Is It Apraxia or… which she references in her apraxia trainings. Cari receives royalties from all book and product sales. She also benefits financially from all sales of this self-study course.

Non-financial: Cari has a son with autism and apraxia and shares personal experiences in her trainings.

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