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Program Description:

This seminar will provide Evidence-Based research on assessment and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. This program will include a review of ASHA’s definition (2007) of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, current Speech-Motor assessments, and treatment strategies based on Evidence-Based Practice. Case examples will be provided to facilitate learning. 
Target Audience:

  • ​Speech Pathologists
  • Special Educators

Time-Ordered Agenda:

8:00-8:30      Registration 

8:30-9:15      CAS Defined
                     Theoretical Models of Childhood Apraxia of Speech
                     Characteristics of CAS
                     Video Examples 
9:15-10:00    Differentiate CAS from other Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders
                     Review Formal and Informal Assessment Tools

10:00-10:15  BREAK

10:15-11:45  Conduct an informal assessment
                    Determine goals and objectives
                    Video Examples 

11:45-12:45  LUNCH BREAK (on your own)

12:45-2:15    CAS Treated
                    Apply Motor Learning Theory in Treatment of the child with CAS
                    Facilitate Motor Speech Learning using Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing 

2:15-2:30      BREAK

2:30-4:00      Incorporate Multi-Sensory Cues
                     Provide home strategies to increase acquisition, retention, and carryover
                     Include Emergent Literacy goals
                     Video Examples
                     Questions and Answers 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will: 

1. Identify three characteristics of CAS

2. Differentiate CAS from other speech sound disorders

3. Define the principles of Motor Learning Theory

4. Create a treatment plan using the Principles of Motor Learning and Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing System for Motor Speech Learning

5.  Identify Multisensory Cues that support acquisition, retention, and generalization


Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman, MA, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech language pathologist working in private practice, with special interest in treating children with motor speech sound disorders.  She is a member of the Apraxia-Kids Professional Advisory Council.  She is a graduate of the Apraxia-Kids Intensive CAS Boot Camp 2011 and is recognized by Apraxia-Kids as having Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Elaine is a graduate supervisor and adjunct in the Graduate Communication Disorders Program at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry where she teaches an annual summer elective on Childhood Apraxia of Speech.  Elaine has provided workshops on evidenced-based therapy strategies locally and at Apraxia-Kids National Conferences on Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Speakers Financial & Non-Financial Disclosures: 

Financial Disclosure: Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman received honorarium for this event from The Hagedorn Little Village School.

Non-financial Disclosure: Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman is a graduate of Apraxia-Kids Intensive Training Institute on Childhood Apraxia of Speech and a member of their Advisory Counsel, to which she does not receive any financial reimbursement. Elaine is a current member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Fee Schedule:

Registration by November 30, 2018 -  $175.00  

Group Registration by November 30, 2018 (5 or more) - $165.00 

Student (with Student ID) by November 30, 2018 - $140.00

Registration after November 30, 2018 - $190.00

.6 CEUs offered

Level:  Intermediate Level, Professional Area

For Further Information, please contact Kimberly Neary or
Jessica Resnick

at 516-520-6076 or email

Monday, December 10, 2018

Childhood Apraxia of Speech:

Theory, Assessment and Treatment

Presenter:  Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman, MA/CCCSLP