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Childhood Apraxia of Speech

EDUC 600




Instructor: Valerie Barges, TheraCourse

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $350

Course Description:

This course is designed for speech-language pathologists and special education teachers who work with students of all ages who have Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Participants will learn the characteristics of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and how to systematically treat and diagnose children with CAS.


The primary learning objectives for this course are:

  • Understand what Childhood Apraxia of Speech is.
  • Learn treatment approaches to use when working with children with CAS.
  • Describe the characteristics commonly associated with CAS.
  • Be able to differentiate between CAS, dysarthria and a severe phonological disorder.
  • Make treatment plan decisions and develop appropriate goals.


Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Author: Margaret Fish  (2010), Plural Publishing Inc. ISBN-13: 978-1-59756-589-9.

Special Instructions:

*The course textbook is not included in the cost of tuition.  Detailed instructions on how to purchase the textbook will be sent to you upon registering for the course.

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