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Childhood Apraxia of Speech

EDUC 600




Instructor: Valerie Barges

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

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.

About The Instructor

Valerie Barges
Valerie Barges

Valerie Barges earned her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Her B.A. in Human Development/Human Resources was earned from Boston College. Valerie is a licensed speech pathologist in Massachusetts and Maryland. She has over 10 years of clinical experience working with children in speech-language pathology, ranging from public schools to hospital settings.

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.

**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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