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Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Treatment of School-Age Children

presented by Ruth Stoeckel

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Financial: Ruth Stoeckle receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


Non-Financial: Ruth Stoeckel has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course, with Ruth Stoeckel, provides theoretical background and instruction in evidence-based therapy for school-aged children with apraxia of speech. The course begins by connecting research to practice, and reviewing the evidence behind approaches to treating childhood apraxia of speech. Next, Dr. Stoeckel explains the importance of strategic target selection for maximizing outcomes with this population, and reviews key considerations for target selection. Special attention is paid to issues for school-aged children, including risks for co-occurring problems in this population. The course concludes with a question and answer session to further explore challenges with apraxia of speech treatment in this population.

Meet Your Instructor

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and specializes in the assessment and intervention of children with apraxia of speech. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Stoeckel has delivered services to children in schools, outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation hospital settings. She is often asked to render 2nd…

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1. Connecting Research to Practice

The first chapter of this course provides an overview of the evidence that informs current evidence-based practice, as well as a rationale for the intervention framework proposed in this course.

2. Target Selection Strategies

The second chapter of this course explores the decision making process behind selecting targets for each individual child to maximize outcomes.

3. Issues for School-Age Childreen

In this chapter, Dr. Stoeckel reviews issues related to treating apraxia of speech in school-aged children in particular, including challenges specific to this population, and the evidence around co-occurring problems in this population.

4. Q&A

Ruth Stoeckel discusses challenges and scenarios with a practicing SLP who often treats children with apraxia of speech.

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